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.
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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.