HOUSTON -

Get ready to brace yourself against some strong winds Tuesday.

Wind speeds are expected to climb over 20 mph by the afternoon with even higher wind gusts. At times, gusts could peak past 30 mph.

Wind gusts of 35 to 40 mph are possible over the western half of the forecast area.

A Wind Advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service for Southeast Texas from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Our afternoon high temperature will be 74 degrees. 

Houston will see winds by noon rise to over 20 mph and wind gusts could top 35 mph. Between 3 to 5 p.m., winds will peak around 25 mph and slowly drop back to the teens after sunset.

Drivers of high profile vehicles, like campers or trailers, will need to be alert especially when traveling along east to west oriented roads.

Spending the day on the water is not advised on a day like this, especially if you are using a small boat.

The water from Freeport to Matagorda Ship Channel out 20 nautical miles (23 miles) are under a small craft advisory until 9 p.m.

The seas will be rough building to 3 to 5 feet because of the strong Northwest winds.

It will also be tough going on lakes and other open waters. With the winds pushing into the teens, small boats can capsize. That is why there is a lake wind advisory in place for until 6 p.m.

Have a great and safe day!