If you plan to hit the roads this Memorial Day weekend, get ready to pay a lot more at the pump.
Gas prices are poised to be the highest since 2014, according to travel organization AAA. Those prices averaged $2.97 per gallon as of Friday.
"Prices are nearly 60 cents more expensive than last year and will likely jump a few more pennies heading into Memorial Day weekend," said AAA spokeswoman Jeanette Casselano. "As nearly 37 million Americans travel by car this weekend, motorists will find gas for $3 or more at 25 percent of all gas stations across the country."
Those costs are not likely to deter many travelers, Casselano said, many of whom booked their trips months in advance.
A record number of Americans — more than 41.5 million — are expected to take to the roads, tarmacs and water on the weekend that traditionally kicks off summer, according to research released by AAA earlier this month.
That's the highest number of travelers in more than 12 years and about a 5 percent increase from last year.