News NYC weather: Freezing temperatures for Thanksgiving With temps expected in the 20s, paradegoers will need their winter coats. Thanksgiving Day is expected to be cold, with a high temperature around 27 degrees, the National Weather Service said. Photo Credit: Getty Images/Dia Dipasupil By amNewYork Updated November 21, 2018 12:12 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Get ready to bundle up this Thanksgiving. A cold front is moving into New York City, causing temperatures to plummet to near-historic lows. The Thanksgiving Day forecast projects a high temperature of just 27 degrees, the National Weather Service said. The coldest Thanksgiving Day on record was Nov. 30, 1871, which topped out at a chilly 22 degrees. Folks heading to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade balloon inflation Wednesday night might see a few flurries before 8 p.m. The good news is that the clouds are expected to clear overnight, making way for a sunny — but still very cold — Thanksgiving. Revelers are being urged to bundle up for the parade. Check amNewYork’s cheat sheet for the best guide to the event’s 92nd year. Friday is forecast to be chilly and sunny with a high near 35 degrees, while rain is expected to move in Saturday and could stick around for Sunday, per the NWS. The tail end of the holiday weekend is expected to be a bit warmer, with high temperatures in the low 50s on Saturday and Sunday. By amNewYork Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic Your Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade cheat sheetWhere to watch it, what to eat and much more. Thanksgiving food mash-ups to try this seasonThanksgiving ... pizza? Only at Industry Kitchen. Where to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day ParadeThe Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade begins at 77th Street and Central Park West. Street closures during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day ParadeCheck this list of street closures before you head out this Thanksgiving. Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.