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7-Day Forecast: Macomb

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Currently in Macomb as of

  • 36°(Feels like 30°)
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  • Wind: SSE @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 30.19 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:22
  • Sunset: 18:11
  • Humidity: 100%
  • UV Index: 10.00

7-Day Forecast: Jacksonville

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Partly Cloudy

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Monday
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Tuesday
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Wednesday
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Currently in Jacksonville as of

  • 46°(Feels like 43°)
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  • Wind: S @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 30.19 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:20
  • Sunset: 18:10
  • Humidity: 78%
  • UV Index: 10.00

7-Day Forecast: Pittsfield

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Currently in Pittsfield as of

  • 45°(Feels like 43°)
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  • Wind: SSE @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.18 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:22
  • Sunset: 18:13
  • Humidity: 82%
  • UV Index: 10.00

7-Day Forecast: Quincy

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Cloudy

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Monday
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Partly Cloudy

Tuesday
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Wednesday
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Clear

Currently in Quincy as of

  • 47°(Feels like 44°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: S @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 30.16 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:24
  • Sunset: 18:14
  • Humidity: 76%
  • UV Index: 10.00

7-Day Forecast: Kirksville

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Clear

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Clear

Sunday
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Partly Cloudy

Monday
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Partly Cloudy

Tuesday
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Currently in Kirksville as of

  • 48°(Feels like 45°)
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wind: S @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 30.13 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:29
  • Sunset: 18:19
  • Humidity: 86%
  • UV Index: 10.00

7-Day Forecast: Keokuk Municipal

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  • 57°

Clear

Sunday
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  • 47°

Clear

Monday
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  • 78°
  • 57°

Partly Cloudy

Tuesday
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  • 70°
  • 57°

Rain

Wednesday
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  • 59°
  • 46°

Clear

Currently in Keokuk as of

  • 45°(Feels like 41°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SSE @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 30.14 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:25
  • Sunset: 18:14
  • Humidity: 87%
  • UV Index: 10.00

Regional Conditions

Macomb
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Jacksonville
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Pittsfield
45°
Quincy
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Kirksville
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Keokuk
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