A fast-moving storm will tap into fresh cold air and put down accumulating snow across the northeastern United States during the middle of the weekend.
The bitter cold and gusty winds that plagued athletes and spectators in PyeongChang, South Korea, earlier during the past week will ease into the start of the new week.
The snowfall across the northeastern United States this weekend will not remain on the ground long with springlike warmth set to quickly surge back in.
Winter storms are said to be the largest cause of weather-related work absences.
Relentless rounds of rain from the lower Red and Mississippi river valleys to the central Appalachians will elevate the risk of both small stream and river flooding into the end of February.
Amid the brutal cold in PyeongChang, strong winds postponed events and forced spectators to evacuate while Tropical Cyclone Gita tore across Samoa, American Samoa and Tonga.
Where long-term severe drought and snow cover currently coexist in the northern United States, a series of quick-hitting snowstorms may tip the scales in favor of the latter into early week.
The first full week of competition at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang is complete, and as gold medals are handed out, the number of norvirus cases continues to rise.