After several weeks of extremely warm temperatures, the weather this week should be closer to what is considered normal for this time of year in Leavenworth County, a local emergency management official said.

After several weeks of extremely warm temperatures, the weather this week should be closer to what is considered normal for this time of year in Leavenworth County, a local emergency management official said.

Temperatures will still be warm, but the heat index is not expected to climb into the triple digits as it did last week.

“It’s cooler than last week,” said Kim Buchanan, deputy director of Leavenworth County Emergency Management.

This week, high temperatures in Leavenworth are expected to range from the upper 80s to low 90s, according to an extended forecast from the National Weather Service.

“This week is normal July temps,” Buchanan said.

Today and Wednesday may be the coolest days of the week. The NWS forecast is predicting a high temperature of about 88 degrees for both days in Leavenworth.

There will be a chance of rain today through Thursday night.

Rain was reported over the weekend, particularly in areas of southern Leavenworth County. But Buchanan said the rainfall was not significant.

A recent executive order signed by Gov. Jeff Colyer placed Leavenworth County in a drought warning status.

All counties in Kansas are in a drought watch, drought warning or drought emergency status.

Buchanan said “we still have some green” vegetation in Leavenworth County. But she said the underside of the vegetation is dry.

She urges people to use common sense if they plan to burn materials on their properties.

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