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.”READ MORE: NYPD: Delivery Worker Stabbed To Death, E-Bike Stolen Near Sara D. Roosevelt Park
Balloons are grounded when sustained winds hit 23 mph with gusts of 34 mph.READ MORE: Gabby Petito Foundation Holds Fundraiser On Long Island
There are 26 floats total in the parade and thousands of volunteers that will make the day possible.MORE NEWS: Sharee Jones Charged With Arson, Hate Crime After Fire At Brooklyn Yeshiva
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.