LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) — There will be a lot to keep track of weather-wise on Wednesday, with dangerous heat and strong storms both in play.

The one aspect of the forecast that will affect nearly everyone will be the heat. Temperatures are forecasted to soar into the mid-90s by early afternoon. With dew points reaching as high as the low 70s, feels-like temperatures, or heat indices, could approach 100 degrees.

6 News Chief Meteorologist David Young reports that the National Weather Service has issued a Special Weather Statement for Clinton, Ionia, Isabella, Gratiot, Montcalm, until 12:15 p.m.

As a result, a Heat Advisory is in effect for areas near and south of Lansing for this afternoon.

While a few showers or storms can’t be ruled out in the morning, the main round of thunderstorms is expected to develop by mid-afternoon. These storms will likely develop quickly, as they will have a lot of atmospheric “energy” to work with.

Because of the potential that a few of the afternoon storms could be strong or severe, the Storm Prediction Center has placed much of the viewing area in a slight risk of severe weather. Damaging winds are the primary concern, although an isolated tornado and some local flooding will be possible as well.

As is always the case, forecast details will still change through the day. Stay up-to-date on the latest forecasts by watching WLNS or by downloading the StormTracker 6 app.