Plan for clogged highways across Colorado this weekend.

I'll be one. I'm heading across Colorado on I-70 back to Missouri for the holiday weekend. I'm won't be alone. AAA estimates there will be over 800,000 Coloradans traveling a least 50 miles to get to grandma's house. That number is up about 7% from a year ago. Across the country, 54 million Americans are expected to hit the road.

Colorado drivers should plan for the heaviest traffic on Wednesday evening and again on Friday. There will be plenty of orange barrels to work around however, CDOT will suspend construction on those projects starting at noon on Wednesday. Work will resume on Monday morning.

Gas is cheaper than it was a couple months ago but higher than last Thanksgiving. In Colorado, the average price for a gallon of gas is $2.68. That's according to GasBuddy. Their website and app are handy for finding the cheapest gas on your trip. Check it out HERE. says.

Fouchentally the weather looks pretty good for most of the long holiday weekend. Colorado travelers shouldn't have too much trouble getting around.

Denver National Weather Service forecast...

Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 61. South southwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the morning.
Thanksgiving Day
Partly sunny, with a high near 59. South southwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming north northwest in the afternoon.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 57. Breezy.
Saturday
A chance of rain, then a chance of snow after 2pm. Breezy and a high of 47.
Saturday Night
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. Blustery.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 38.
Grand Junction National Weather Service forecast...
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 54. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon.
Thanksgiving Day
A 50 percent chance of showers after 11 am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 52. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon.
Friday
Partly sunny, with a high near 50.
Saturday
A chance of rain showers before 10 am, then a chance of rain and snow showers between 10 am and 1 pm, then a chance of snow showers after 1 pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 44.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 40.

Credit: Out There Colorado