NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Thursday’s forecast is currently dry and chilly, but with blustery weather expected, some of the great balloons in the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade may face a troubling trip down the route.

“It will be windy on Thanksgiving,” said CBS2’s Elise Finch. “When we have the parade, certain balloons will have to get grounded at a certain point.”

Balloons are grounded when sustained winds hit 23 mph with gusts of 34 mph.

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There are 26 floats total in the parade and thousands of volunteers that will make the day possible.

In 2005, a giant M&M balloon in parade got out of control in high winds, struck a light pole in Times Square and resulted in the injury of two spectators.

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