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7-Day Forecast: Quincy

Saturday
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  • 69°

Mainly clear

Sunday
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  • 69°

Slight chance of a thunderstorm

Monday
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  • 67°

Mostly sunny

Tuesday
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Afternoon thunderstorms

Wednesday
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  • 64°

A few thunderstorms possible

Thursday
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  • 61°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Friday
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Mix of sun and clouds

Currently in Quincy as of

  • 79°(Feels like 82°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SSE @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 29.94 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:03:59 am
  • Sunset: 08:19:37 pm
  • Humidity: 77
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Macomb

Saturday
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  • 85°
  • 67°

Mostly clear

Sunday
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  • 88°
  • 65°

Times of sun and clouds

Monday
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  • 82°
  • 61°

Mix of sun and clouds

Tuesday
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  • 81°
  • 62°

Partly cloudy

Wednesday
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  • 77°
  • 62°

Scattered thunderstorms possible

Thursday
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  • 77°
  • 60°

Scattered thunderstorms possible

Friday
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  • 76°
  • 55°

Mostly cloudy

Currently in Macomb as of

  • 74°(Feels like 74°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: S @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 29.96 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:59:33 am
  • Sunset: 08:17:58 pm
  • Humidity: 90
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Pittsfield

Saturday
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  • 85°
  • 68°

Clear

Sunday
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  • 91°
  • 69°

Partly cloudy

Monday
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  • 87°
  • 65°

Partly cloudy

Tuesday
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  • 82°
  • 66°

Thunderstorms developing in the afternoon

Wednesday
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  • 79°
  • 66°

Morning thunderstorms

Thursday
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  • 80°
  • 65°

Scattered thunderstorms

Friday
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  • 79°
  • 60°

Thunderstorms developing in the afternoon

Currently in Pittsfield as of

  • 76°(Feels like 76°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: S @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 29.97 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:02:13 am
  • Sunset: 08:16:23 pm
  • Humidity: 85
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Hannibal

Saturday
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  • 87°
  • 69°

Mostly clear

Sunday
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  • 93°
  • 67°

Partly cloudy

Monday
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  • 87°
  • 66°

Partly cloudy

Tuesday
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  • 84°
  • 67°

Afternoon showers and thunderstorms

Wednesday
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  • 80°
  • 67°

Partly cloudy with a stray thunderstorm

Thursday
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  • 82°
  • 65°

Scattered thunderstorms

Friday
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  • 79°
  • 61°

Scattered thunderstorms possible

Currently in Hannibal as of

  • 77°(Feels like 79°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 29.97 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:04:44 am
  • Sunset: 08:19:17 pm
  • Humidity: 69
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

Regional Conditions

Quincy
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Macomb
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Pittsfield
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Hannibal
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  • Celebrity 'morons' can't hide from their words

    Celebrity 'morons' can't hide from their words

    Thursday, July 30 2015 9:13 AM EDT2015-07-30 13:13:27 GMT
    Once a year when putting together the monthly "Morons of the Month" feature, I like to pay tribute to our celebrity friends, those famous faces we see (way too) frequently on television and on the covers of the gossip magazines at the supermarket checkouts.
    Once a year when putting together the monthly "Morons of the Month" feature, I like to pay tribute to our celebrity friends, those famous faces we see (way too) frequently on television and on the covers of the gossip magazines at the supermarket checkouts.
  • EIGHINGER: Make room for the Monkees, Chicago and others

    EIGHINGER: Make room for the Monkees, Chicago and others

    Thursday, July 23 2015 11:59 AM EDT2015-07-23 15:59:04 GMT
    For those who grew up in the late 1960s and early 1970s listening to AM top 40 radio, a continuing injustice annually slaps us -- your so-called baby boomers -- right in the face. Few of the individual artists and bands...
    For those who grew up in the late 1960s and early 1970s listening to AM top 40 radio, a continuing injustice annually slaps us -- your so-called baby boomers -- right in the face. Few of the individual artists and bands...
  • EIGHINGER: These three movies are home runs for me

    EIGHINGER: These three movies are home runs for me

    Monday, July 20 2015 11:40 AM EDT2015-07-20 15:40:50 GMT
    At some point most summers, I find myself needing to watch my three favorite baseball movies. Maybe not in their entirety, but at least particular snippets.I will never pick "Bull Durham" over "Field of Dreams" -- or vice versa -- as my favorite, but there is no question those two films, plus the iconic "Pride of the Yankees," are my top three.
    At some point most summers, I find myself needing to watch my three favorite baseball movies. Maybe not in their entirety, but at least particular snippets.I will never pick "Bull Durham" over "Field of Dreams" -- or vice versa -- as my favorite, but there is no question those two films, plus the iconic "Pride of the Yankees," are my top three.
  • EIGHINGER: 'Normal' still a ways away, but we will get there

    EIGHINGER: 'Normal' still a ways away, but we will get there

    Thursday, July 16 2015 9:25 AM EDT2015-07-16 13:25:47 GMT
    There is no use trying to sugar coat what has happened. It has been a brutal week in and around Quincy, thanks to the monstrous storm that swept through Monday night. It was the first time in my life that I was legitimately scared of what might happen at the height of that blowing downpour...
    There is no use trying to sugar coat what has happened. It has been a brutal week in and around Quincy, thanks to the monstrous storm that swept through Monday night. It was the first time in my life that I was legitimately scared of what might happen at the height of that blowing downpour...
  • EIGHINGER: Some snacks that are so bad are still so good

    EIGHINGER: Some snacks that are so bad are still so good

    Monday, July 13 2015 9:43 AM EDT2015-07-13 13:43:34 GMT
    If you're a friend of mine or happen by this space every so often as a reader, you probably know I love the music of Rod Stewart, Ohio State football, Cleveland Indians baseball and snacks. Close behind are lists and rankings. I've never met a "top 10" I didn't like.
    If you're a friend of mine or happen by this space every so often as a reader, you probably know I love the music of Rod Stewart, Ohio State football, Cleveland Indians baseball and snacks. Close behind are lists and rankings. I've never met a "top 10" I didn't like.
  • EIGHINGER: Cities proud of gas, horseradish and Ding Dong Daddies

    EIGHINGER: Cities proud of gas, horseradish and Ding Dong Daddies

    Thursday, July 9 2015 3:48 PM EDT2015-07-09 19:48:25 GMT
    New York City is familiar to most as "The Big Apple," one of the most-famous nicknames a town has ever possessed. Equally well known are Las Vegas as "Sin City" and Paris as the "City of Love." Rome has forever been cast as "The Eternal ...
    New York City is familiar to most as "The Big Apple," one of the most-famous nicknames a town has ever possessed. Equally well known are Las Vegas as "Sin City" and Paris as the "City of Love." Rome has forever been cast as "The Eternal ...
  • EIGHINGER: This might be the finest collection of questionable behavior -- ever

    EIGHINGER: This might be the finest collection of questionable behavior -- ever

    Monday, July 6 2015 9:52 AM EDT2015-07-06 13:52:50 GMT
    With relative certainty, I am pretty sure in all of the years we have been providing "Morons of the Month" for your entertainment and edification, the following three individuals have to be the most unusual collection of...
    With relative certainty, I am pretty sure in all of the years we have been providing "Morons of the Month" for your entertainment and edification, the following three individuals have to be the most unusual collection of...
  • EIGHINGER: Good chance that holiday hot dog came from Iowa

    EIGHINGER: Good chance that holiday hot dog came from Iowa

    Thursday, July 2 2015 9:04 AM EDT2015-07-02 13:04:19 GMT
    What's your favorite Fourth of July weekend item when it comes to favorite mid-summer holiday foods? Personally, I'm a burger and dog guy. My life doesn't have a lot of culinary frills.
    What's your favorite Fourth of July weekend item when it comes to favorite mid-summer holiday foods? Personally, I'm a burger and dog guy. My life doesn't have a lot of culinary frills.
  • EIGHINGER: 'Flooded' with experience after all these years

    EIGHINGER: 'Flooded' with experience after all these years

    Monday, June 29 2015 10:24 AM EDT2015-06-29 14:24:28 GMT
    I have even learned to appreciate a good flood. That doesn't mean I like it or look forward to a flood. It means I appreciate what all goes in to preparing, defending and often recovering from those massive Mississippi River overflows.
    Every time it rains (lately that has been quite often) and whispers of "flood" begin, I think back to 1993 when West-Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri were trying to survive the infamous high water that summer. At...
  • EIGHINGER: Hey, Justin, do ya feel lucky today?

    EIGHINGER: Hey, Justin, do ya feel lucky today?

    Thursday, June 25 2015 9:49 AM EDT2015-06-25 13:49:27 GMT
    As soon as some celebrities appear on my TV screen, I'm scrambling to grab the remote to watch something else. Anything else. Let's work our way down my tree of obnoxiousness.
    As soon as some celebrities appear on my TV screen, I'm scrambling to grab the remote to watch something else. Anything else. Let's work our way down my tree of obnoxiousness.

  • EIGHINGER: Baby-boomer musicians still among most popular

    EIGHINGER: Baby-boomer musicians still among most popular

    Monday, June 22 2015 6:26 PM EDT2015-06-22 22:26:05 GMT
    The most popular acts are dominated by musicians and groups from the baby-boomer era -- my era -- which I find more than a little gratifying. That was when music was music and you could actually understand the words to songs and ...
    The most popular acts are dominated by musicians and groups from the baby-boomer era -- my era -- which I find more than a little gratifying. That was when music was music and you could actually understand the words to songs and ...
  • EIGHINGER: World's favorite secret agent set to return, and I can't wait

    EIGHINGER: World's favorite secret agent set to return, and I can't wait

    Thursday, June 18 2015 9:33 AM EDT2015-06-18 13:33:18 GMT
    Be still my beating heart. A few days ago while watching one of the games in what was a riveting NBA Finals, my eyes instantly became glued to the screen during a commercial break when I might normally be surfing channels quickly. Could it be? Yes! Bond is back...
    Be still my beating heart. A few days ago while watching one of the games in what was a riveting NBA Finals, my eyes instantly became glued to the screen during a commercial break when I might normally be surfing channels quickly. Could it be? Yes! Bond is back...
  • EIGHINGER: 'The Dream' is gone, and I already miss the Atomic Elbow

    EIGHINGER: 'The Dream' is gone, and I already miss the Atomic Elbow

    Monday, June 15 2015 10:35 AM EDT2015-06-15 14:35:11 GMT
    Father Time has taken another of my television heroes. "The American Dream" is gone. A few days ago I was saddened to learn that Dusty Rhodes had passed away at age 69...
    Father Time has taken another of my television heroes. "The American Dream" is gone. A few days ago I was saddened to learn that Dusty Rhodes had passed away at age 69, apparently of natural causes. Dusty, whose given...
  • EIGHINGER: 'Jaws' still has appetite for victory

    EIGHINGER: 'Jaws' still has appetite for victory

    Thursday, June 11 2015 10:36 AM EDT2015-06-11 14:36:33 GMT
    I've had my fair share of personal heroes through the years. People like John Wayne, Sudden Sam McDowell and Gaylord Perry were held in the highest regard during my formative stages. Nowadays, my No. 1 man is Joey "Jaws" Chestnut from the world of "competitive eating."
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  • EIGHINGER: Springtime lunch dates with Sepp, Steph, Sally and Sayeed

    EIGHINGER: Springtime lunch dates with Sepp, Steph, Sally and Sayeed

    Monday, June 8 2015 9:42 AM EDT2015-06-08 13:42:26 GMT
    Nothing is better than a springtime lunch, whether it's in a cafe-style sidewalk setting or simply a fast-food grab. The only thing that can improve on those kind of possibilities is the presence of a friend...
    Nothing is better than a springtime lunch, whether it's in a cafe-style sidewalk setting or simply a fast-food grab. The only thing that can improve on those kind of possibilities is the presence of a friend...
  • EIGHINGER: 'Moron of the Month' has a ball en route to winning award

    EIGHINGER: 'Moron of the Month' has a ball en route to winning award

    Thursday, June 4 2015 12:50 PM EDT2015-06-04 16:50:39 GMT
    Just when it seems the well might be drying up for a solid "Moron of the Month" selection, my faith in humanity is restored -- again. This month's gold-medal winner is one of the all-time best. The envelopes, please: ...
    Just when it seems the well might be drying up for a solid "Moron of the Month" selection, my faith in humanity is restored -- again. This month's gold-medal winner is one of the all-time best. The envelopes, please: ...
  • EIGHINGER: Zanger story gets new life worldwide

    EIGHINGER: Zanger story gets new life worldwide

    Monday, June 1 2015 10:15 AM EDT2015-06-01 14:15:10 GMT
    About five weeks ago, I did a story for The Herald-Whig on the Zangers and their wonderful family, which drew considerable attention in West-Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri. However, in the past week, the Zangers have taken on an entirely new and expanded life...
    About five weeks ago, I did a story for The Herald-Whig on the Zangers and their wonderful family, which drew considerable attention in West-Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri. However, in the past week, the Zangers have taken on an entirely new and expanded life...
  • EIGHINGER: Add another name to Quincy's most famous list

    EIGHINGER: Add another name to Quincy's most famous list

    Thursday, May 28 2015 10:40 AM EDT2015-05-28 14:40:45 GMT
    Sometimes the most interesting items can pop up in an otherwise mundane conversation. Mike, a former Hollywood publicist, mentioned during our conversation that I had "missed one" when it came to the story about famous people from Quincy I had written a few weeks earlier...
    Sometimes the most interesting items can pop up in an otherwise mundane conversation. Mike, a former Hollywood publicist, mentioned during our conversation that I had "missed one" when it came to the story about famous people from Quincy I had written a few weeks earlier...
  • EIGHINGER: Remembering Shep, the Limelights and Three Dog Night

    EIGHINGER: Remembering Shep, the Limelights and Three Dog Night

    Thursday, May 21 2015 9:51 AM EDT2015-05-21 13:51:29 GMT
    Once upon a time, only the music mattered when it came to determining what might or might not be a hit record. Then along came the late 1960s, when the names of individual artists and groups underwent a transformation...
    Once upon a time, only the music mattered when it came to determining what might or might not be a hit record. Then along came the late 1960s, when the names of individual artists and groups underwent a transformation...
  • EIGHINGER: Sure do miss that old Baskin-Robbins store

    EIGHINGER: Sure do miss that old Baskin-Robbins store

    Monday, May 18 2015 10:00 AM EDT2015-05-18 14:00:14 GMT
    Rarely is there a time when I am driving on Broadway when I don't think about the old Baskin-Robbins ice cream store that closed about 15 years ago. Not only is any Baskin-Robbins location one of my favorite places on Earth...
    Rarely is there a time when I am driving on Broadway when I don't think about the old Baskin-Robbins ice cream store that closed about 15 years ago. Not only is any Baskin-Robbins location one of my favorite places on Earth...
  • EIGHINGER: Spring brings deep thoughts and a gooey backyard

    EIGHINGER: Spring brings deep thoughts and a gooey backyard

    Thursday, May 14 2015 9:51 AM EDT2015-05-14 13:51:52 GMT
    Are any of the other four seasons better suited to some sort of specialized verse than spring? Never have I been accused of being any sort of intellectual type -- and with good reason -- yet it amazes me each year how...
    Are any of the other four seasons better suited to some sort of specialized verse than spring? Never have I been accused of being any sort of intellectual type -- and with good reason -- yet it amazes me each year how...
  • EIGHINGER: Late night won't be the same without Letterman

    EIGHINGER: Late night won't be the same without Letterman

    Monday, May 11 2015 10:08 AM EDT2015-05-11 14:08:18 GMT
    Part of me says it's nothing more than another example of advancing years. Another part of me, however, feels like I'm losing a friend who has been around forever. David Letterman and his often zany late-night...
    Part of me says it's nothing more than another example of advancing years. Another part of me, however, feels like I'm losing a friend who has been around forever. David Letterman and his often zany late-night...
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