HOUSTON (KIAH) —The city is gearing up for the 73rd Annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Parade taking place Thursday morning.

But with heavy storms in the forecast for Thursday, officials said that they are monitoring the conditions to see if the parade can get started at 9 a.m.

“We are ready for the parade to go on and prepared to provide Houstonians with a great show,” Susan Christian, the director of the Mayor’s Office of Special Events and the parade’s producer, said in a statement. “That said, the safety of our participants and patrons is our No. 1 priority.”

Floats and cones were already being prepped early Wednesday morning — lining the streets to get ready for the big day.

There will be 14 unique and colorful floats, including the famous Tom Turkey and Santa Claus floats will be seen in action, along with 20 high flying balloons.

Of course, marching bands, drill teams, and music performances are expected but to top it all off.

Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson will be this year’s grand marshal, alongside Mayor Sylvester Turner.