HOUSTON - If you were out shopping for holiday decorations this week, you might want to wait a couple of days before putting them up outside.

Hanging outdoor ornaments will likely be blowing in the wind – or blown away – Friday when heavy gusts are expected.

The Houston area is under a wind advisory where wind gusts are expected to reach speeds of up to 45 mph throughout the area.

READ: David Paul has what to expect and when

Centerpoint Energy says they are ready for any power outages that could arise from the storm.

One way you can help prevent these power outages is by making sure you’ve trimmed those big limbs at home.

"Basic thing is to get most of the dead out of the tree,” said Eric Anthony with Texas Tree Trimming. “Any diseased or weak branches also need to come down. The tree needs to have about 16 to 18 feet underneath for a mid-sized tree so the wind can blow through the tree and sway at the top."

Chief Meteorologist David Paul says strong wind gusts will arrive Friday morning with the heaviest wind gusts expected early afternoon.

For tips on how to prepare your home for heavy wind, tap/click here.

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