Will it Rain on Your Parade? Macy’s Says it May

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Cold Weather and Light Rain Showers Expected for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The 90th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will start tomorrow at 9 am. More than 3.5 million people are expected to flock to Manhattan to watch the lively, annual event.

Jordan Root, AccuWeather Meteorologist, said, “A weak storm system will pass by New York on Thursday and bring a little rain to the city. Temperatures will be in the middle 40’s.” Despite the weather the parade will go on rain or shine.

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If the winds blow stronger than 23 mph this will present problems for the big balloons. The parade organizers will not let the big balloons fly if the winds reach that level. This is nothing new, the guidelines were established in 1998. The guidelines came about after strong winds were blamed for a serious balloon accident in 1997.

The parade offers much more than balloons. Some of the most beautiful floats will be found at this years celebration. There will also be plenty of entertainment with a little something for everyone. One of the singers, Grace Vanderwaal, winner of “America’s Got Talent,” Sara McLachlan, Brett Eldredge, Easton Corbin, rap trio De La Soul and Lunchmoney Lewis along with Tony Bennett are just a few of the stars who will perform during the event.

As is customary for the parade, theater fans are also given a taste from Broadway with performances from the musicals, “Hamilton”, “Waitress,” “Paramour,” “Holiday Inn,” and “Cats,” in addition to others. the ever-popular Rockettes will make their annual appearance along with a number of dance groups and marching bands.

If you cannot make it to Manhattan, or if you live there and don’t want to go out in the nasty weather, you can watch the parade on NBC with hosts Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, and Al Roker.