Nightly News   |  November 27, 2013

Will the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade be canceled?

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade may be in jeopardy if winds are higher than 23 mph. NBC’s Stephanie Gosk reports.

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>>> chance that is the balloons will get clearance to take off and be allowed to fly in the macy's thanksgiving day parade . this is inflation night along new york's central park where they blow the balloons up on thanksgiving eve. stephanie gosk is live for us there tonight. stephanie , good evening.

>> reporter: good evening, brian. this parade has been a tradition since the 1920s . just about for that amount of time people have been coming out the night before to check out the balloons. snoopy looks good. there are 16 balloons, all sorts of characters, giant balloons, helium-filled. right now they are good. it could be difficult tomorrow morning . there have been accidents in the past with high winds . that's what the forecast is calling for tomorrow. there are rules that say if there are sustained winds of 23 miles an hour or more, they will have to ground this entire fleet. that decision isn't made until just before the parade begins at 9:00 a.m . but children everywhere, don't despair. the other great draw for the parade is not in jeopardy. santa claus isn't afraid of a little wind. brian?

>> rainy, cold night alongside central park in new york. stephanie , thanks.

>>> balloons or no, the parade will be on nbc tomorrow morning .