Macy’s Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade organizers watching winds in NYC


It’s time again for Macy’s Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Workers are busy at work getting the larger-than-life balloons and floats ready for Thursday morning.

New York City is also bracing for winds between 15 mph and 25 mph, which has parade organizers on high alert. Any sustained winds of 23 miles per hour or gusts of 34 miles per hour would ground the massive inflatable balloons.

The decision will be made Thursday morning whether those balloons will be in action.

The last time high winds grounded balloons on Thanksgiving day parade was in 1971.

In addition, it will be the coldest Thanksgiving Day in New York in 117 years — with temperatures hovering around 26 degrees.

NBC Today’s Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker will host the 92nd annual parade.

This year, Roker will be riding a motorcycle offering 360-degree views of the parade.

Tune in to WSAV from 9:00 a.m. to noon for the parade, followed by “The National Dog Show.”

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