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7-Day Forecast: Quincy

Friday
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  • 33°
  • 29°

Considerable cloudiness

Saturday
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  • 39°
  • 31°

Cloudy

Sunday
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  • 43°
  • 35°

Mostly cloudy

Monday
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  • 44°
  • 34°

Showers possible

Tuesday
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  • 39°
  • 30°

Mostly cloudy

Wednesday
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  • 36°
  • 26°

Rain and snow showers

Thursday
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  • 38°
  • 24°

Times of sun and clouds

Currently in Quincy as of

  • 31°(Feels like 25°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: SE @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 30.31 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:22:57 am
  • Sunset: 04:42:40 pm
  • Humidity: 72
  • Visibility: 8 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: Macomb

Friday
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  • 32°
  • 26°

Partly cloudy

Saturday
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  • 36°
  • 30°

More clouds than sun

Sunday
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  • 42°
  • 32°

Considerable cloudiness

Monday
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  • 42°
  • 35°

Chance of showers

Tuesday
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  • 37°
  • 30°

Considerable cloudiness

Wednesday
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  • 33°
  • 26°

Snow showers

Thursday
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  • 33°
  • 25°

More clouds than sun

Currently in Macomb as of

  • 29°(Feels like 29°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: E @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 30.34 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:21:42 am
  • Sunset: 04:37:52 pm
  • Humidity: 80
  • Visibility: 7 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: Pittsfield

Friday
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  • 35°
  • 28°

Mix of sun and clouds

Saturday
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  • 39°
  • 32°

Times of sun and clouds

Sunday
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  • 44°
  • 35°

Times of sun and clouds

Monday
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  • 45°
  • 37°

Showers possible in the afternoon

Tuesday
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  • 39°
  • 32°

Mostly cloudy

Wednesday
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  • 36°
  • 29°

Mix of rain and snow showers

Thursday
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  • 38°
  • 30°

Mostly sunny

Currently in Pittsfield as of

  • 32°(Feels like 32°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.33 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:19:30 am
  • Sunset: 04:41:07 pm
  • Humidity: 78
  • Visibility: 7 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: Hannibal

Friday
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  • 36°
  • 30°

Mix of sun and clouds

Saturday
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  • 41°
  • 34°

Cloudy

Sunday
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  • 46°
  • 37°

Partly cloudy

Monday
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  • 44°
  • 36°

Showers possible

Tuesday
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  • 38°
  • 31°

Mostly cloudy

Wednesday
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  • 37°
  • 28°

Snow showers in the morning

Thursday
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  • 38°
  • 28°

Mix of sun and clouds

Currently in Hannibal as of

  • 34°(Feels like 34°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.3 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:22:27 am
  • Sunset: 04:43:35 pm
  • Humidity: 75
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

Regional Conditions

Quincy
31°
Macomb
29°
Pittsfield
32°
Hannibal
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