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7-Day Forecast: Quincy

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 39°
  • 31°

Mostly cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 43°
  • 35°

Mostly cloudy

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 47°
  • 36°

Mainly cloudy and rainy

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 40°
  • 28°

Considerable cloudiness

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 34°
  • 27°

Chance of a few snow showers

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 38°
  • 29°

Partly cloudy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 39°
  • 22°

Rain and snow showers

Currently in Quincy as of

  • 38°(Feels like 33°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: S @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 30.18 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:23:31 am
  • Sunset: 04:43:07 pm
  • Humidity: 86
  • Visibility: 7 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Macomb

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 36°
  • 32°

Mostly cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 41°
  • 35°

Cloudy

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 45°
  • 38°

Rain

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 42°
  • 32°

More clouds than sun

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 34°
  • 28°

Rain mixed with snow

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 42°
  • 31°

More sun than clouds

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 33°
  • 19°

Mostly cloudy

Currently in Macomb as of

  • 35°(Feels like 30°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: SSE @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 30.2 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:22:16 am
  • Sunset: 04:38:19 pm
  • Humidity: 95
  • Visibility: 5 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Pittsfield

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 39°
  • 35°

Cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 42°
  • 37°

Cloudy

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 47°
  • 41°

Showers

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 43°
  • 34°

Mix of sun and clouds

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 36°
  • 31°

Mix of rain and snow

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 48°
  • 34°

Mostly sunny

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 36°
  • 23°

Mostly cloudy

Currently in Pittsfield as of

  • 38°(Feels like 38°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: SSE @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 30.21 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:20:04 am
  • Sunset: 04:41:34 pm
  • Humidity: 89
  • Visibility: 7 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Hannibal

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 39°
  • 35°

Cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 45°
  • 38°

Mostly cloudy

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 47°
  • 39°

Chance of showers

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 42°
  • 34°

Mostly cloudy

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 36°
  • 31°

Cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 48°
  • 33°

A few clouds

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 35°
  • 23°

Cloudy

Currently in Hannibal as of

  • 39°(Feels like 36°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: S @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.18 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:23:00 am
  • Sunset: 04:44:02 pm
  • Humidity: 81
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

Regional Conditions

Quincy
38°
Macomb
35°
Pittsfield
38°
Hannibal
39°

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