Temperatures above freezing are a welcome change for most of us who live in areas that see all four seasons, but for this year's Rally Sweden, it could spell disaster.  A combination of unseasonably warm temperatures and rainfall are forcing organizers to make big changes, cutting a full eight stages (90km) from the event, as well as canceling the pre-rally shakedown and other festivities.



Each year, Rally Sweden is known for it's extremely high speeds on frozen and snow-covered roadways, but with this sudden rise in temperature, this snow and ice has changed to standing water, making many stages completely impassable.  There is some good news, though, as much colder temperatures and snow are both in the forecast.  By delaying the start of Rally until Friday, organizers hope that they'll be able to salvage the event.

Read more about the adjusted schedule for Rally Sweden, here.