Gas prices drop ahead of Thanksgiving

Travelers look forward to low gas prices before hitting the road for the holidays.

Posted: Nov 18, 2018 11:31 PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo) If you are hitting the road for the holidays, you're probably checking to see how much it's going to cost you to fill up a tank of gas.

But this holiday season brings good news. Missouri's gas prices are falling just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday.

According to AAA, the average cost of gas in the Show-Me-State is $2.27 a gallon. This time last year, gas was about $2.35 a gallon.

At the Fast Stop on South Belt Highway an unleaded gallon of gas was priced at $2.29. Drivers said the drop in price was helping budget holiday travel plans.

"We do a lot of traveling," Marie Farr, Stewartsville resident, said. "It's nice because we can come to St. Joe for all our family events."

AAA predicts more than 54 million Americans will hit the road for Thanksgiving in 2018.

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Temperatures will be cooler on Friday making it a great end to the week across northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas. Temperatures will warm into the mid to upper 70s and we will have an increase in moisture that could bring some rain Saturday afternoon.
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