Get ready for temperatures to hit a steady 90-plus degrees for at least the next seven days — possibly the next 11.

While temperatures and humidity won’t quite meet the threshold for the National Weather Service in Valley to issue a heat advisory, the coming days will still be sticky and uncomfortable.

Starting Friday, the expected high is 92 with a feels-like temperature of 96, meteorologist Paul Fajman said. Those numbers will peak Wednesday, he said, with a high of 96 degrees and a feels-like temperature of 102. The National Weather Service issues a heat advisory when the feels-like temperatures reach 110, Fajman said.

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In western Nebraska, temperatures will be higher but the humidity won’t be as bad, Fajman said. On Wednesday, Lincoln will hit a feels-like high of 104.

Wind won’t help cool down gardeners or pool-goers, because any breeze will be small — peaking at 7 mph.

The Douglas County Health Department advised people to take precautions to prevent heat- related deaths, which kill more than 650 people in the U.S. per year.

“Stay cool, stay hydrated and be aware of your environment,” Health Director Adi Pour said in a press release.

Some of the agency’s tips include:

  • Drink lots of fluids before you feel thirsty and avoid alcoholic or caffeinated drinks; water is best.
  • Limit outdoor activities to morning and evening hours, when it’s cooler.
  • Check on people older than 65 and children, who have the most risk for heat-related injuries.
  • Wear light-colored, loose clothing.

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