PORTLAND -- Mt. Hood is expected to get a foot or more of snow from Sunday night into Monday. Mt. Hood Meadows already has a few inches, which has turned the picturesque resort into a winter wonderland.

KGW Meteorologist Jim Donovan said that skiers and snowboarders may be able to hit the slopes as early as Thanksgiving in some parts of the state.

The Oregon Department of Transportation suggests that people looking to use Oregon's Sno-Parks get their parking permits soon. The program helps provide parking at about 100 winter recreation parking areas across the state.

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Temperatures in the Portland metro area dipped below freezing in some areas, and the cold weather will continue through the weekend, hovering around the high 20s and low 30s.

Overall, cloudy skies will continue, and according to KGW Meteorologist Nick Allard, the Portland metro area may even see a few light showers.

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Snow levels will also dip through the weekend with areas like the upper Hood River Valley, parts of the Gorge, and even some Coast Range valleys may see rain turn to snow, Donovan said.

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Road crews suggest drivers carry chains or traction devices.

Parts of Central Oregon got hit hard with snow with Sunriver seeing almost a foot. The Oregon Department of Transportation closed the Old McKenzie Pass Highway for the season.

The cold weather is also creating fog in parts of the valley, making driving especially tricky at night and early in the morning.

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KGW Reporter Kyle Iboshi contributed to this report.

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