PORTLAND — More snow and cold is forecast for much of Oregon, but the National Weather Service expects improving conditions by Thanksgiving.

A winter storm warning is in effect through 10 p.m. Monday with 3-to-5 inches of snow in the western Columbia River Gorge.

A winter weather advisory is in effect through 10 p.m. in the Portland-Vancouver area with 1-to-2 inches of snow likely.

Advisories are in effect for other parts of the state and forecasters expect 8-to-16 inches in the Cascades by Tuesday.

After freezing temperatures on Tuesday and Wednesday, forecasters expect slightly warmer temperatures and a chance of rain on Thanksgiving Day in western Oregon, but highs in eastern Oregon are forecast to remain below freezing for the holiday.

— Associated press