Gas prices plunge below $2 per gallon in parts of Wisconsin

Posted at 12:21 PM, Nov 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-14 19:20:34-05

Prices at the pump continue to fall. Right now, Wisconsin's average is 13 cents below the national average.

In fact, in Milwaukee gas prices have fallen about five cents in the past week.

"It's nice it's below two dollars," said Elaine Malek.

She's hosting Thanksgiving at her home in Whitefish Bay this year, and with prices continuing to drop at the pump, family from Minnesota and Illinois are now going over the river and through the woods to get to her house.  

"It will be great for them but more work for me," said Malek jokingly.

Some of my family is driving five hours, so they'll come the day before and stay until the day after.

"That means I'll have to load up on wine and cheese, and more wine and cheese, and then turkey, wine, and cheese," she said with a smile.

Elaine might be spending more money at the grocery store, but her family is paying less to fill up.

AAA Wisconsin says fall usually brings cheaper gas prices and, all the Midwest refineries are up and running without major issues. If you're already thinking about Christmas, here's an early gift: AAA predicts prices will drop even more.