Arizona traffic, road and weather updates

Labor Day may mark the unofficial end of summer for much of the country, but in metro Phoenix, where high temperatures last through October, that’s far from true.

Many Arizonans will be taking advantage of the long holiday weekend, traveling both by air and by road — even when Arizona is seeing average gas prices 50 cents above the national average.

One good thing? No major road closures were scheduled for Arizona highways. Still, drivers were being asked to plan ahead as congested roads are expected in the next couple of days.

Lower temperatures were expected throughout the holiday weekend, with some chances of rain at the start of the weekend, before they pick back up starting Monday.