If you’re hitting the roads -or taking to the skies- this long holiday weekend, expect plenty of company.

AAA South says more than 48 million people across the country will be taking a trip of 50 miles or more.
The worst of the traffic is expected to come later today.

In all, travel is up about 5 percent from last year. Part of the reason is a recent drop in gas prices, which have fallen nearly 20 cents from the same time last month.