It’s going to be hot and humid Thursday and flooding could be around the corner.


The National Weather Service in Cleveland issued a heat advisory for Thursday.


From 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., the weather service said it will be hot (96 degrees) and humid and the heat index will climb to as high as 104 degrees.


The heat advisory, sent out early Thursday morning, will be in place for Summit-Portage, Ashland, Wayne, Stark, Medina and Cuyahoga counties, along with the surrounding areas in Northeast Ohio.


At 7 a.m. Thursday, it was 73 degrees with 84 percent humidity at Akron Fulton International Airport.


The weather service said the heat index could reach 104 degrees in the area and heat illnesses could occur.


On Friday, the weather service is predicting scattered thunderstorms that could lead to heavy rains and localized flooding during the afternoon and evening hours through the day.


There is also an air quality alert in effect until the end of Thursday.


The Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency issued an advisory for Cuyahoga, Medina, Portage and Summit counties.


Air quality levels will be unhealthy for sensitive groups. If you are in the sensitive groups category of children, the elderly and those with breathing difficulties, NOACA said you should monitor your outdoor activity and check air quality readings at airnow.gov.