Local residents probably will notice a change in the weather today.

Local residents probably will notice a change in the weather today.

After unseasonably warm weather, the area will be experiencing colder temperatures, according to the National Weather Service.

But despite the change in the weather, an elevated fire danger is expected to persist through today.

Temperatures in the Leavenworth area reached the low 70s Monday. But high temperatures are expected to be in the 30s and 40s for the rest of the week, according to a NWS forecast.

With dry conditions, the Leavenworth area already has been experiencing a high risk of grass fires.

But the risk was elevated Monday and today because of strong winds.

Wind gusts might reach 37 mph today, according to the NWS.

With the cold front that moved through the area Monday, humidity levels dropped, which also increased the danger.

Outdoor burning is discouraged, according to the NWS.

Burn permits for unincorporated areas of the county are issued through the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office.

Burning was banned in all of the county’s townships Monday because of a “very high” fire danger, according to the Sheriff’s Office website.

County residents should check the website, www.lvsheriff.org, to see if burn permits are being issued today.

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