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Deal inauguration to be moved indoors at Capitol
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Gov. Nathan Deal's inauguration on Monday will be moved inside the Capitol building due to the threat of rain throughout the day.

The swearing-in ceremony was originally scheduled to be held outdoors at Liberty Plaza adjacent to the Capitol. But the forecast calls for steady rain and temperatures in the 40s Monday in Atlanta.

The oath of office for Deal and other statewide officers, including Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, will be held in the House chamber.

"While moving the event indoors limits seating and crowd capacity, the well-being and comfort of our guests is of utmost importance," Deal Inaugural Committee Executive Director Tom Willis said.

Deal's first inaugural ceremony in 2011 was hampered by a winter storm that struck the night before.

The Hall County native begins his second term on Monday after he was re-elected last November. Cagle begins a third term in the state's No. 2 post.

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