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7-Day Forecast: Quincy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 34°

Windy, periods of snow

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 21°
  • 19°

A few clouds

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 38°
  • 23°

More sun than clouds

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 28°

A few afternoon snow showers

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 21°

Mix of sun and clouds

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 31°
  • 26°

Times of sun and clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 43°
  • 28°

Few showers

Currently in Quincy as of

  • 34°(Feels like 29°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: N @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 29.65 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:14:20 am
  • Sunset: 05:24:54 pm
  • Humidity: 89
  • Visibility: 2 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Macomb

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 32°

Snow and windy

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 15°
  • 11°

More sun than clouds

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 30°
  • 22°

More clouds than sun

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 23°

Chance of a few snow showers

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 15°

Sunshine

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 31°
  • 24°

Plenty of sun

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 39°
  • 28°

Mostly cloudy

Currently in Macomb as of

  • 33°(Feels like 24°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: NNE @ 13 mph
  • Barometer: 29.68 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:12:31 am
  • Sunset: 05:20:40 pm
  • Humidity: 98
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Pittsfield

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 34°
  • 10°

Chance of a few snow showers

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 22°
  • 17°

A few clouds

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 39°
  • 25°

Mix of sun and clouds

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 29°

Snow showers possible

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 21°
  • 11°

Sunny

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 37°
  • 27°

Plenty of sun

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 45°
  • 34°

Partly cloudy

Currently in Pittsfield as of

  • 35°(Feels like 31°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: WNW @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 29.64 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:11:11 am
  • Sunset: 05:23:02 pm
  • Humidity: 96
  • Visibility: 4 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Hannibal

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 35°
  • 11°

Mostly cloudy and windy with snow showers

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 21°
  • 18°

Mostly sunny

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 40°
  • 23°

Partly cloudy

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 29°

Chance of a few snow showers

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 22°

Mainly sunny

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 40°
  • 29°

A few clouds

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

Times of sun and clouds

Currently in Hannibal as of

  • 34°(Feels like 28°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: NW @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 29.66 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:14:03 am
  • Sunset: 05:25:34 pm
  • Humidity: 93
  • Visibility: 2.5 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

Regional Conditions

Quincy
34°
Macomb
33°
Pittsfield
35°
Hannibal
34°

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