Black Friday shoppers likely will have to brave some bad roads today to snag bargains in the Tri-Cities.
The National Weather Service has issued a freezing rain advisory for the Mid-Columbia from 6 a.m. today to 10 a.m. Saturday.
Light freezing drizzle or rain is possible before 10 a.m. today in the Tri-Cities, with an increased chance of freezing rain Friday afternoon.
The precipitation gradually should change to snow or a mix of snow and rain Saturday.
The National Weather Service is warning of poor travel conditions, particularly today. Drivers should be prepared for slick roads, including Interstate 82 and Highways 240 and 395, it said.