High winds in PyeongChang could affect an early marquee event to be postponed just two days into the Winter Olympics.

The weather forecast could force the men's downhill races and gold medal event to move from its scheduled time on Sunday. Race director Markus Waldner told the AP that Monday at lunchtime is when officials are looking to move the race.

Winds in PyeongChang may reach 19 miles per hour, according to The Weather Channel. Monday may not be much better with the forecast predicting winds up to 20 miles per hour and gusts up to 40.

On Friday, wind gusts caused racers to practice shorter runs, starting 564 feet lower than the starting point on the Jeongseon race hill. The downhill start is at 4,495 feet altitude.

High winds create risks for racers. They can cause them being blown off a safe line. Officials also may be forced to shutdown the one gondola carrying teams up the mountain because of the winds.

The event was scheduled to broadcast live in the U.S. during NBC's primetime coverage on Saturday. It may move to Sunday during NBC's primetime coverage, between the women's giant slalom events scheduled nearby.