Uptick in Memorial Day weekend travel expected

Uptick in Memorial Day weekend travel expected

Rising temperatures, increased traffic and lower gas prices will greet travelers heading in and out of the Historic Triangle as the Memorial Day weekend signifies the unofficial start of summer.

After a brief cool down with rain early this week, Thursday's temperatures will be near 80 degrees with a chance of rain, according to the National Weather Service. On Friday and Saturday, the National Weather Service forecast calls for mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the Williamsburg region in the low 80s.

Sunday and Monday brings with it a 40 percent chance of rain and rising temperatures into the mid-80s the National Weather Service says.

Along with rising temperatures,...