Breezes in New York City on Thursday are not expected to be strong enough to ground the parade balloons, according to forecasts.
Heavy rain and snow that could snarl morning travel in parts of the Eastern United States on Wednesday were expected to end by the afternoon and give way to a placid Thanksgiving for much of the nation, forecasters said.
A storm that began late Monday and continued overnight Tuesday was expected to leave up to three inches of rain in some areas from the Gulf Coast through the Mid-Atlantic and into the Northeast. Snowfall of up to six inches was possible in parts of New Hampshire and northern Maine, according to the National Weather Service, which would create what the forecasters called a “white Thanksgiving.”
By Thanksgiving, much of the precipitation was expected to end, though snow was possible in the northern Rocky Mountains, the High Plains and the Pacific Northwest. South Texas could also receive some light rain, forecasters said. Temperatures should be around or slightly below what is typical for this time of year for most of the country.
Winds could pick up along the northeastern coast, but it looks as though they won’t be severe enough to prevent the beloved parade balloons from flying in Manhattan.
For the trip home, travelers could see some light rain along the East Coast, especially in Florida, but as of Tuesday evening forecasters had seen no risks of excessive rain or intense winter weather beyond the higher elevations of the Rockies.