What you need to know to plan your Labor Day weekend

What you need to know to plan your Labor Day weekend
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - As Labor Day approaches, many families will take to the road to enjoy their three-day weekend away from home, school, and the office.

If you’re headed toward the east coast, be mindful of Hurricane Dorian, which is expected to increase to a Category 4 hurricane before making landfall in northern Florida early next week.

Download the WAFB First Alert Weather App to track the tropics with Doppler radar. Dodge the rains locally with hourly forecasts from the First Alert Weather Team.

On the roads, traffic won’t be as bad as Memorial Day or July 4, but AAA says it will exceed the projection for the 2018 Labor Day weekend, which saw 35 million Americans traveling at least 50 miles from home.

View real-time traffic maps and the latest updates from DOTD in the First Alert Traffic Center.

Cheaper gasoline prices across the country mean more people on the roads. Find the lowest gas prices near you here. As of Aug. 22, average prices nationwide were $2.60 per gallon, down 23 cents from about the same time last year.

About 17.5 million people are projected to fly U.S. airlines from Aug. 28 to Sept. 3, a 4% increase over 2018.

While you’re out celebrating with friends and family, send in your pictures to us at 9Reports.com and look for them on 9News This Morning Labor Day Monday!

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