Those traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday will have plenty of company out on the roads.
Over 42.5 million Americans are expected to travel by road or air this year, with many of those trips getting underway today. Pam Moen of AAA-Wisconsin says about 850,000 of those travelers will come from the Badger State.
Overall, Thanksgiving travel will be up about 4 percent over last year.
For those driving to their destination, Moen says they should see a statewide average gas price of about $3.29 a gallon. Prices are down from record high levels this summer, but are still about 40 cents higher than they were at this time last year.
While snowy weather has been holding off for most of the state so far, Moen says travelers should be ready for the return of winter. She says holiday trips provide an excellent opportunity to make sure you have an emergency kit packed, including warm blankets and extra food.
AUDIO: Andrew Beckett reports (1:14)