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7-Day Forecast: Quincy

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

A few thunderstorms possible

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 93°
  • 71°

A few clouds

Friday
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  • 92°
  • 71°

A few clouds

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

More sun than clouds

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 91°
  • 71°

Plenty of sun

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 90°
  • 69°

Morning thunderstorms

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

Scattered thunderstorms

Currently in Quincy as of

  • 88°(Feels like 92°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SW @ 14 mph, gusting to 22 mph
  • Barometer: 30.01 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:34:26 am
  • Sunset: 07:35:33 pm
  • Humidity: 53
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 6

7-Day Forecast: Macomb

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

Mix of sun and clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 92°
  • 67°

Mix of sun and clouds

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 93°
  • 68°

Plenty of sun

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 93°
  • 68°

Mostly sunny

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

Mostly sunny

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 87°
  • 64°

Morning thunderstorms

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 59°

Afternoon thunderstorms

Currently in Macomb as of

  • 88°(Feels like 90°)
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: SW @ 10 mph
  • Barometer: 30.02 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:30:50 am
  • Sunset: 07:33:07 pm
  • Humidity: 45
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 7

7-Day Forecast: Pittsfield

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 91°
  • 70°

Times of sun and clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 93°
  • 71°

Plenty of sun

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 94°
  • 71°

Mostly sunny

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

A few clouds

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 93°
  • 71°

A few clouds

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 89°
  • 67°

Partly cloudy

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 64°

Showers and thunderstorms late

Currently in Pittsfield as of

  • 89°(Feels like 92°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SSW @ 8 mph
  • Barometer: 30.03 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:32:16 am
  • Sunset: 07:32:45 pm
  • Humidity: 46
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 7

7-Day Forecast: Hannibal

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 91°
  • 71°

Partly cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 94°
  • 71°

Times of sun and clouds

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 95°
  • 71°

Sunshine

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 95°
  • 71°

More sun than clouds

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 94°
  • 71°

More sun than clouds

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

Thunderstorms early

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • 64°

A few thunderstorms possible

Currently in Hannibal as of

  • 88°(Feels like 88°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SW @ 9 mph, gusting to 16 mph
  • Barometer: 30.01 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:34:52 am
  • Sunset: 07:35:31 pm
  • Humidity: 43
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 7

Regional Conditions

Quincy
88°
Macomb
88°
Pittsfield
89°
Hannibal
88°
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