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7-Day Forecast: Macomb

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • °

Partly Cloudy

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 86°
  • 61°

Partly Cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 93°
  • 70°

Partly Cloudy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • 71°

Cloudy

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 57°

Partly Cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 55°

Clear

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 55°

Cloudy

Currently in Macomb as of

  • 76°(Feels like 79°)
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wind: W @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 29.97 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:31
  • Sunset: 19:33
  • Humidity: 76%
  • UV Index: 10.00

7-Day Forecast: Jacksonville

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • °

Partly Cloudy

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 85°
  • 61°

Partly Cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 92°
  • 71°

Partly Cloudy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • 70°

Partly Cloudy

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 59°

Partly Cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 56°

Clear

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 57°

Cloudy

Currently in Jacksonville as of

  • 76°(Feels like 80°)
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wind: WSW @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 29.97 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:30
  • Sunset: 19:31
  • Humidity: 84%
  • UV Index: 10.00

7-Day Forecast: Pittsfield

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • °

Partly Cloudy

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 86°
  • 64°

T-Storms

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 93°
  • 69°

Clear

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • 71°

T-Storms

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 61°

Cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 57°

Clear

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 58°

Cloudy

Currently in Pittsfield as of

  • 76°(Feels like 80°)
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wind: W @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 29.97 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:32
  • Sunset: 19:33
  • Humidity: 78%
  • UV Index: 10.00

7-Day Forecast: Quincy

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • °

Partly Cloudy

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 85°
  • 65°

T-Storms

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 92°
  • 69°

Clear

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 70°

Cloudy

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 59°

Partly Cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 57°

Clear

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 58°

Cloudy

Currently in Quincy as of

  • 76°(Feels like 79°)
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wind: W @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 29.96 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:34
  • Sunset: 19:35
  • Humidity: 77%
  • UV Index: 10.00

7-Day Forecast: Kirksville

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 81°
  • °

Clear

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 85°
  • 63°

T-Storms

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 90°
  • 68°

Clear

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 68°

Cloudy

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 56°

Partly Cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 53°

Clear

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 56°

Cloudy

Currently in Kirksville as of

  • 75°(Feels like 78°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: W @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 29.99 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:39
  • Sunset: 19:40
  • Humidity: 71%
  • UV Index: 10.00

7-Day Forecast: Keokuk Municipal

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • °

Partly Cloudy

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 88°
  • 66°

T-Storms

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 93°
  • 72°

Partly Cloudy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 71°

Cloudy

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 60°

Partly Cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 58°

Clear

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 61°

Cloudy

Currently in Keokuk as of

  • 75°(Feels like 79°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: CM @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 29.95 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:34
  • Sunset: 19:36
  • Humidity: 78%
  • UV Index: 10.00

Regional Conditions

Macomb
76°
Jacksonville
76°
Pittsfield
76°
Quincy
76°
Kirksville
75°
Keokuk
75°

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