Pennsylvania – Roads are going to be busy for the holiday weekend. From now until Christmas, AAA is expecting 112 million Americans to travel for the holidays, which is up 4 percent from last year.

Beth Moser from AAA says more than 100 million of those people are traveling by car, fueled by cheaper gas prices. When gas prices are lower, people might decide to take an impromptu trip somewhere. For those who have already planned to travel, the lower gas prices could mean they can afford to spend an extra day somewhere, go out to dinner, or buy another present.

The biggest travel destinations: people are really looking to take in Disney, Orlando and Anaheim are top three destinations. New York City is the only cold weather destination. Beyond that people are traveling to warm weather destinations. With Hawaii, parts of Mexico and Jamaica all in the mix.

Listen to the full comments from Beth Mosher from AAA.

Doug Shupe from AAA has some holiday travel/safety advice.

Wherever you’re going for the Christmas season, near or far, please travel safely. Remember to always buckle your seat belt and never drive distracted or under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Give yourself some extra time to get where you’re going and be patient. It is the holidays, after all.

Accuweather forecast for DuBois (as of Friday, Dec. 21):

  • Friday, Dec. 21 –
    • High of 50 degrees, mild temps, rain and drizzle
    • Low of 29 degrees, rain turning to slight snow showers
  • Saturday, Dec. 22 –
    • High of 34 degrees, mainly cloudy with a snow squall
    • Low of 27 degrees, mostly cloudy with winds subsiding
  • Sunday, Dec. 23 –
    • High of 37 degrees, mix of sun and clouds
    • Low of 28 degrees, snow showers possible
  • Monday, Dec. 24 –
    • High of 32 degrees, considerable cloudiness
    • Low of 27 degrees, partly cloudy, chance of seeing Santa and his reindeer
  • Tuesday, Dec. 25 –
    • High of 35 degrees, mostly cloudy
    • Low of 27 degrees, mostly cloudy
  • Wednesday, Dec. 26 –
    • High of 37 degrees, mix of sun and clouds
    • Lows of 31, partly cloudy