1. SOUNDBITE (English) Susan Tercero, Executive Producer, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade:
"You know, every year we monitor the weather very, very closely and we work very closely with the NYPD. There are a lot of different measures that we take, safety precautions that we take and we have in place so that if the winds do get high, which we won't really start to closely pay attention to exactly what they're doing until that moment of the parade start. And then we'll determine whether or not the balloons will be flying at specific heights or whether or not some will probably have to be grounded. It just depends. But we will make that decision until tomorrow."
2. Time lapse of Pikachu balloon blowing up ++MUTE++
3. Various of workers inflating balloons
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Susan Tercero, Executive Producer, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade:
"So today we're here inflating all of our balloons and getting ready for tomorrow's big event the 2019 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade."
4. Workers inflating balloons
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Susan Tercero, Executive Producer, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade:
"The parade is an incredibly important part of our country's history, our tradition, and it's a big day to celebrate really coming together and giving thanks. It's a parade that's been going on for over ninety three years so this is a very important part of everything that we do on that day. "
Parade organizers inflated the balloons on Wednesday afternoon that are a central part of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday morning.
Wind is in the forecast for the parade.
According to Susan Tercero, Executive Producer of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, they will not decide until the start of the parade whether they need to ground some balloons or limit how high they are flown.
The parade is set to start at 9 a.m. New York time.