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7-Day Forecast: Quincy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 60°
  • 38°

Abundant sunshine

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 63°
  • 41°

Mix of sun and clouds

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 66°
  • 45°

Mix of sun and clouds

Wednesday
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  • 69°
  • 47°

Partly cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 71°
  • 51°

Mainly sunny

Friday
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  • 75°
  • 54°

Sunny

Saturday
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  • 77°
  • 56°

Partly cloudy

Currently in Quincy as of

  • 44°(Feels like 37°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: NE @ 15 mph
  • Barometer: 29.87 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:12:39 am
  • Sunset: 07:54:58 pm
  • Humidity: 82
  • Visibility: 8 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Macomb

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 62°
  • 36°

Sunshine

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 65°
  • 38°

Mostly sunny

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 70°
  • 43°

Mix of sun and clouds

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 70°
  • 45°

Times of sun and clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 70°
  • 45°

Partly cloudy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 52°

Mainly sunny

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 55°

Mostly sunny

Currently in Macomb as of

  • 40°(Feels like 34°)
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: NNE @ 9 mph
  • Barometer: 29.92 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:08:37 am
  • Sunset: 07:52:57 pm
  • Humidity: 77
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Pittsfield

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 63°
  • 39°

Sunny

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 66°
  • 41°

Mix of sun and clouds

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 69°
  • 46°

Partly cloudy

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 70°
  • 47°

Partly cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 47°

Plenty of sun

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 53°

Mainly sunny

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 57°

Times of sun and clouds

Currently in Pittsfield as of

  • 47°(Feels like 42°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: NE @ 10 mph
  • Barometer: 29.87 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:10:42 am
  • Sunset: 07:51:54 pm
  • Humidity: 81
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Hannibal

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 65°
  • 40°

Sunshine

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 67°
  • 43°

Times of sun and clouds

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 71°
  • 47°

Partly cloudy

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 49°

Times of sun and clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 49°

Partly cloudy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 55°

Sunny

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 58°

Times of sun and clouds

Currently in Hannibal as of

  • 46°(Feels like 44°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: NNE @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 29.88 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:13:15 am
  • Sunset: 07:54:45 pm
  • Humidity: 81
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

Regional Conditions

Quincy
44°
Macomb
40°
Pittsfield
47°
Hannibal
46°

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