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A high of 70 expected Friday in Charlotte area

The mercury could reach 70 degrees on Friday as the streak of unseasonably mild days continues in the Charlotte region. The average high for Dec. 11 is 54 degrees.

Saturday could be even warmer, hitting a high of 73. Sunday also could top out in the low 70s, according to the National Weather Service in Greer, S.C.

Each day is expected to be partly to mostly sunny.

A 50-percent chance of rain is forecast to move into the region Sunday night, although well after the end of the Carolina Panthers game at Bank of America Stadium Sunday afternoon.

At 60 percent, showers are likely on Monday, although it will remain relatively warm, with a forecast high of 66.

Tuesday should be sunny with a high of 64.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak

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