EUGENE, Ore. -- The December holiday season is headed our way, and Oregonians can expect cloudy skies, rain and heavy holiday traffic.
Across the U.S., a record-breaking 112.5 million Americans will travel during the holiday season, a 4.4 percent increase over last year, according to AAA predictions.
- Saturday: Partly sunny. Rain late. Snow above 3,500’. Highs near 40 degrees.
- Sunday: Rain. Snow above 4,500’. Highs near 50 degrees.
- Christmas Eve: Rain. Snow above 4,500’. Highs in the low 50s.
- Christmas: Mostly cloudy’. Highs near 50 degrees.
- Wednesday: PM Rain. Snow above 2,500’. Highs in the low 50s.
- Thursday: Iso. Showers. Snow above 2,500’. Highs near 50 degrees.
- Friday: Mostly cloudy. Highs near 50 degrees.
That’s more than one-third of all Americans, and it’s the highest number since AAA has been tracking holiday travel, CNN reported.
For those who are driving -- more than 102 million people -- travel times could be longer than usual, with up to four hours extra drive-time in cities like New York, Washington, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Seattle and Chicago.
Drivers should carry an emergency roadside kit with a phone and car charger, a first-aid kit, blankets, drinking water and snacks, a flashlight and extra batteries, a toolkit, warning flares, an ice scraper, jumper cables and a shovel.
Nearly 46 million will be flying over an 18-day holiday period, a 5.2 percent increase from the year before, according to Airlines for America.
Some tips for fliers: Check your flight status, load up on apps and pack snacks, prepare your kids, call TSA if you have a disability, get to the airport early and stay calm.
CNN contributed to this story.