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Updated: Friday, 31 Aug 2012, 9:17 AM EDT
Published : Friday, 31 Aug 2012, 9:16 AM EDT
LANSING, Mich. (WOOD) - This weekend marks the unofficial end to summer and many Michiganders are going to spend the days vacationing.
Storm Team 8 says it will be 90 degrees and hot on Friday, 83 and sunny on Saturday, 82 with a 20% chance of rain south of Grand Rapids on Sunday, and 87 on Monday with a 40% chance of a scattered shower or thunderstorm.
More than 1.2 million Michigan residents will travel 50 miles or more from home during the Labor Day holiday weekend, about one percent more than those who traveled last year, according to AAA Michigan.
They join the 33 million Americans who will travel, a 2.9 percent increase from one year ago.
Most Michigan travelers -- an estimated 92 percent -- will go by vehicle to resort areas, campgrounds, and lakes among the popular destinations. They join the 85 percent of travelers nationally who will go by vehicle.
Travelers will find higher gas prices this holiday. As of Friday morning, the average price of gas in Michigan is $4.04, according to GasBuddy.com. The average price at this time last year was $3.65.
Michigan Department of Transportation is suspending construction projects wherever possible on state roads and bridges for the holiday weekend.
Here is a listing of the projects around the state
MDOT told 24 Hour News 8 there is at least one change to its website listing -- all lanes are open along U.S. 131 near Leonard Street in Grand Rapids.
Travelers using airplanes should expect no delays in West Michigan --
Gerald R. Ford International Aiport -- http://www.grr.org/index.php#
Kalamazoo-Battle Creek International Airport -- http://azoairport.com/