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Thanksgiving Parades Battle Cold and Wind

Although it will be mainly dry across the country, cold and wind will challenge those attending some of the biggest Thanksgiving Day parades.

The most notable parade is the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in the heart of New York City.

Following some tricky traveling weather on Wednesday, Thursday will be dry with sunshine.

Thanksgiving is anticipated as a brisk day for The Big Apple. Wind gusts on Thursday morning are expected to be between 20 and 30 mph. There could be a few isolated gusts to 35 mph.

These winds will make it feel even colder than the afternoon high in the lower 30s. Parade-time temperatures will be in the 20s, but AccuWeather RealFeels® will likely be in the teens early.

Not only will the winds make it feel colder, but they could also cause problems for the large floats and those helping to carry balloons.

Also in the I-95 corridor, the 6ABC Dunkin' Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade in Philadelphia will be fighting similar wind gusts.

Temperatures on Thursday morning for the oldest Turkey Day Parade in the country will also be in the 20s.

In the Midwest, the America's Thanksgiving Parade in Detroit and the McDonald's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Chicago will both be battling the cold. Like the Northeast, temperatures will be in the mid-20s for the morning, rising to the lower 30s in the afternoon.

However, wind speeds are expected to be at or below 10 mph, so it will not feel quite as cold.