TOLEDO, Ohio — If you tune into WTOL every day, we give you the lowest gas prices in our area at 5 and 6 a.m., and again at 5 p.m. 

For those who haven't stopped for fuel in a few days, what does the gas price outlook predict for Memorial Day Weekend?

A rise in gas prices heading into the summer isn't slowing down travel plans.

More Americans are hitting the road rather than staying home, according to GasBuddy's 2019 Summer Travel survey

Petroleum analysis expert, Patrick DeHaan from GasBuddy said if you can find prices under $2.60 you should fill up. Otherwise, if it's possible to wait until after the holiday weekend, prices are usually lower earlier in the week.

Our friends at AAA echo that advice.

"The national average is at $2.84. It's about on par with what it was last year, so even though the gas prices are a little bit higher, it's not keeping people off the roads for the holiday weekend," Cindy Russeau, Regional Office Manager for AAA Northwest Ohio said.

AAA predicts 1.6 million Ohioans will be traveling this weekend, most all of them driving starting Thursday.

Studies show, Americans who are taking a road trip this summer are covering more ground.

42 percent will be driving more than 500 miles round trip, compared to 31 percent in 2018.

With higher gas prices this summer, the number one road trip fear is overpaying at the pump, followed by the car breaking down and needing to use a restroom but unsure of which gas stations have clean facilities.

Remember, you can always find the lowest prices on the gas tab on the WTOL website or on our NEW FREE WTOL 11 app.