It still is technically fall. But local residents may get a taste of winter this week.

It still is technically fall. But local residents may get a taste of winter this week.

A winter weather advisory is scheduled to be in effect for Leavenworth County from 10 p.m. today until 4 a.m. Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

“We could see accumulation,” said Chuck Magaha, director of Leavenworth County Emergency Management.

Snow, rain and freezing drizzle are possible tonight through Wednesday. Snow accumulation is expected to be less than two inches, according to a National Weather Service forecast for Leavenworth.

There is a chance for snow flurries Thursday.

Temperatures this week are expected to be below what is considered normal for this time of year.

Mike Hooper, Leavenworth’s deputy director of public works, said city crews will be on standby this week to treat streets if necessary.

“The trucks are ready,” he said.

When driving in wintry conditions, people should always allow themselves extra time to reach their destinations, Leavenworth Police Chief Pat Kitchens said.

Kitchens recommends drivers make sure their vehicles have been properly serviced and have plenty of gas. He said people should always wear their seat belts.

Kitchens said the Leavenworth Police Department tends to see a higher number of accidents resulting from the first big winter storm of the season. But drivers seem more prepared for subsequent winter storms.

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