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7-Day Forecast: Quincy

Saturday
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  • 78°
  • 58°

Showers late

Sunday
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  • 67°
  • 48°

Thunderstorms

Monday
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  • 62°
  • 38°

Mix of sun and clouds

Tuesday
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  • 61°
  • 43°

Mainly sunny

Wednesday
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  • 62°
  • 40°

A few clouds

Thursday
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  • 59°
  • 39°

Sunny

Friday
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  • 60°
  • 41°

Mostly sunny

Currently in Quincy as of

  • 63°(Feels like 63°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: WNW @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 29.86 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:23:58 am
  • Sunset: 07:46:46 pm
  • Humidity: 81
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Macomb

Saturday
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  • 77°
  • 55°

Chance of showers

Sunday
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  • 73°
  • 48°

Showers

Monday
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  • 60°
  • 39°

Windy with morning showers

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 63°
  • 40°

Sunny and windy

Wednesday
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  • 61°
  • 35°

More sun than clouds

Thursday
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  • 58°
  • 35°

Sunny

Friday
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  • 61°
  • 40°

Times of sun and clouds

Currently in Macomb as of

  • 62°(Feels like 62°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SE @ 8 mph
  • Barometer: 29.88 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:20:09 am
  • Sunset: 07:44:33 pm
  • Humidity: 67
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Pittsfield

Saturday
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  • 78°
  • 58°

Cloudy

Sunday
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  • 74°
  • 52°

Showers and thunderstorms

Monday
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  • 61°
  • 42°

Morning showers

Tuesday
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  • 64°
  • 46°

Plenty of sun

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 64°
  • 39°

Times of sun and clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 62°
  • 39°

Sunshine

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 63°
  • 44°

Partly cloudy

Currently in Pittsfield as of

  • 68°(Feels like 68°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: E @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 29.86 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:21:54 am
  • Sunset: 07:43:49 pm
  • Humidity: 63
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Hannibal

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 59°

Showers

Sunday
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  • 73°
  • 52°

Heavy thunderstorms

Monday
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  • 63°
  • 43°

Showers ending by midday

Tuesday
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  • 66°
  • 47°

Mix of sun and clouds

Wednesday
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  • 65°
  • 41°

Mix of sun and clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 63°
  • 40°

Mainly sunny

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 64°
  • 45°

Times of sun and clouds

Currently in Hannibal as of

  • 61°(Feels like 61°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: WSW @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 29.88 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:24:29 am
  • Sunset: 07:46:38 pm
  • Humidity: 82
  • Visibility: 4 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

Regional Conditions

Quincy
63°
Macomb
62°
Pittsfield
68°
Hannibal
61°

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