Beginning today, it might be a good idea to do most yard work or outside activities earlier in the day when temperatures are tolerable.

Because a heat wave has arrived and looks to be staying for a while.

A high in the low 90s is expected today, beginning a week-long stretch in which temperatures will routinely reach the 90-degree mark and above.

The upcoming forecast from the National Weather Service in Valley, Nebraska:

Today: Sunny, with a high near 92. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight: A 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 a.m. Increasing clouds, with a low around 70. South wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 94.

Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 74.

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Monday: Sunny, with a high near 95.

Monday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 74.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 95.

Tuesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 75.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 96.

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