(CBS) — You’ll find you’re paying more for gasoline when you hit the road this holiday weekend.
You’ll also find more of something else during your travels, CBS 2’s Jeremy Ross reports.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Stray Sprinkles On Friday
Regular unleaded is $3.04 a gallon in Chicagoland. The national average is $2.73, according to AAA Motor Club.
The cost, of course, is significantly less, compared to previous years.
As a result, Phil Flynn of the Price Futures Group and a Fox Business Network contributor says drivers can expect more travelers on the road.READ MORE: Young Boy Shot And Seriously Wounded In Bronzeville High-Rise Apartment
He also believes motorists will see more of one kind of car: light trucks, including SUVs.
Bob Lorquercio, owner of North Side Toyota, says the general drop in fuel prices confirms the trend.
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Flynn believes, barring any major market surprises, the holiday price spike we’re seeing may be the top of pricing for the summer.