February 14, 2010 — The rain continues in B.C. forcing the training runs to be called off. Click on the video to the left for the latest forecast details from The Weather Network's Chris St. Clair.
The women's downhill training session was cancelled on Sunday due to heavy rain. This is the third women's training session to be cancelled so far. Rules state that the athletes require at least one training session before a downhill competition.
So the race against time is on.
The women's downhill is scheduled for Wednesday, leaving only two more days to get the training in.
And it's not looking promising.
Another 15 to 20 millimetres of rain is expected this afternoon. It's supposed to taper off by tonight, but another shot of it may fall on Tuesday.
There IS some good news though.
The Weather Network's Chris St.Clair says, “once we get past Tuesday things look really good as far as the weather goes in southern B.C.“ Forecasters are expecting that things will dry up for the rest of the week after Tuesday.
Warm temperatures, rain and fog have all caused problems for the Alpine skiing portion of the games. Both the men and the women have yet to hold a race. The men's downhill race on Saturday was postponed until Monday because of the slushy course.
For the latest updates on the forecast for Vancouver, make sure you tune into The Weather Network on TV.