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Rain to Dampen Mandela Memorial Services

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

One of the biggest memorial services will take 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 developing storm system will move across eastern South Africa from Tuesday into Wednesday bringing a soaking rainfall to 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 as the storm from earlier in week will be to the east of the area.