Leavenworth public school officials plan to meet this morning to determine whether a homecoming parade will take place as planned.

Leavenworth public school officials plan to meet this morning to determine whether a homecoming parade will take place as planned.

The parade is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. today in downtown Leavenworth.

But school district spokesman Jake Potter said the parade could be canceled due to inclement weather. A decision should be announced by 10:30 a.m. today.

"Lightning would be the deal breaker for sure," Potter said, referring to the possible cancellation.

He said the amount of rain anticipated as well as when it is expected to start also could be factors if a decision is made to cancel the parade.

According to a National Weather Service forecast, there is an 80 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms today in the Leavenworth area.

If the parade takes place as scheduled, it will begin at Seventh and Cherokee streets and travel north on Seventh for one block. The parade then will head east on Delaware Street, ending at Esplanade Street.

This would mark the first time the parade has taken place in the downtown area in more than 10 years.

Potter said there should be between 20 and 25 entries in the parade.

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