Weather plays a part in rising gas prices

Multiple factors have gone into the raising price of gas. / File

AAA says that snow storms in the Northeast, increased growth in China, refinery maintenance, and switching to the summer fuel blend have kept upward pressure on fuel prices, leading to more pain for your wallet at the pump.

As a result of the combining of these factors, gas prices are expected to rise into April.
"Gas prices are still forecast to peak in April, so it's likely motorists will see pump prices steadily increase during the next couple of months," said AAA spokeswoman Jessica Brady in the release. "However, the national average is not expected to exceed $4 a gallon this year for regular unleaded gasoline."