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    Rain Dampens Mandela Memorial Services

    By By Eric Leister
    December 10, 2013, 11:37:54 PM EST

    As many mourn the death of Nelson Mandela, memorial services are beginning to take place across South Africa.

    One of the biggest memorial services is taking place on Tuesday as more than 90,000 people, including President Obama and nearly 100 other heads of state from around the world, assemble at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, according to the Associated Press.

    A storm system moving across eastern South Africa from Tuesday into Wednesday is allowing soaking rainfall throughout the region.


    Rainfall amounts of 12-25 mm (0.50-1.00 inch) are expected in Johannesburg with local amounts over 50 mm (2.00 inches) in the surrounding area.

    Although no widespread flooding is expected, people attending the outdoor ceremonies in Mandela's honor will have to deal with the threat for rounds of soaking rainfall both Tuesday and Wednesday.

    Mandela is to be buried in his home village of Qunu on Sunday. Dry weather is expected to prevail in Qunu as this current storm moves to the east of the area.

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