Motorists will be taking to the roads this week for the Thanksgiving holiday and the weather man has great news in store for Colorado travelers.

AAA projects more than 46 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles this week to celebrate Thanksgiving - the highest volume of traffic predicted since 2007. A large part of that is due to the fact that gas prices are at a five-year low.

Unfortunately, not all holiday travelers will make it home safely. Last year, 3 motorists died on Colorado roads on Thanksgiving Day - all three related to alcohol. The last time the state didn't have an alcohol-related fatality on Thanksgiving Day was 2009.

The good news for Colorado travelers is that the weather for the holiday period -- Wednesday through Sunday -- is expected to be exceptionally nice statewide with lots of sunshine and minimal snow fall. nThis should help facilitate safe holiday travel.

Here's a look at the weather forecast around Colorado for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

GRAND JUNCTION
Wednesday - Mostly Sunny - High 48
Thursday - Mostly Sunny - High 52
Friday - Mostly Sunny - High 53
Saturday - Mostly Sunny - High 53
Sunday - Mostly Sunny - High 50

VAIL PASS
Wednesday - Areas of blowing snow - High 31
Thursday - Mostly Sunny - High 38
Friday - Mostly Sunny - High 39
Saturday - Mostly Sunny - High 34
Sunday - Mostly Sunny - High 31

DURANGO
Wednesday - Mostly Sunny - High 50
Thursday - Mostly Sunny - High 53
Friday - Mostly Sunny - High 55
Saturday- Mostly Sunny High 53
Sunday  - Mostly Sunny - HIgh 49

DENVER
Wednesday - Mostly Sunny- High 57
Thursday - Mostly Sunny - High 62
Friday - Mostly Sunny - High 62
Saturday - Mostly Sunny - High 57
Sunday - Mostly Sunny - High 50

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS
Wednesday - Chance of rain and snow- High 40
Thursday - Mostly Sunny - High 42
Friday - Mostly Sunny - High 41
Saturday Mostly Sunny - High 40
Sunday - Mostly Sunny - High 36

FT COLLINS
Wednesday - Partly Sunny, Breezy - High 53
Thursday - Mostly Sunny- High 58
Friday - Mostly Sunny - High 58
Saturday - Mostly Sunny High 53
Sunday - Mostly Sunny - High 46

COLORADO SPRINGS
Wednesday - Mostly Sunny - High 56
Thursday - Mostly Sunny - High 59
Friday - Mostly Sunny - High 59
Saturday - Mostly Sunny - High 56
Sunday - Mostly Sunny -  High 49