2018 Winter Olympics: Sunday cold, snow to be replaced by milder 1st full week of events
Cold snap will occur this weekend with AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperatures below zero by Sunday night.
Temperatures will rise above normal levels by the middle of next week.
Snow showers are possible on Sunday before largely dry weather follows next week.
Following above-normal temperatures in PyeongChang for the Opening Ceremony on Friday, the comfortable air will be erased this weekend as a cold front crosses the country and sends temperatures tumbling.
On Sunday, the high temperature is expected to be near minus 5 degrees Celsius (23 degrees Fahrenheit) with a rather cloudy sky and bitterly cold winds.
The strong winds combined with the bitterly cold air will result in AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperatures as low as minus 19 C (minus 2 F) on Sunday night.
The harsh cold will come as no surprise to local residents as PyeongChang is considered the coldest city at its latitude, according to AccuWeather Meteorologist SungHyun Do.
Mikael Kingsbury, of Canada, trains ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
In addition to the cold air, there will be the threat of some snow showers or flurries.
This cold air will remain over the area on Monday before another shift toward unseasonably mild conditions begins on Tuesday.
Temperatures from Tuesday into next weekend are expected to be several degrees above normal with temperatures near 5 C (40-41 F) on the warmest days.
Much of the week is expected to be dry with just a small chance for a rain or snow shower on Wednesday.
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