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7-Day Forecast: Quincy

Saturday
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  • 81°
  • 66°

Partly cloudy

Sunday
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  • 85°
  • 67°

Partly cloudy

Monday
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  • 69°

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Tuesday
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  • 90°
  • 69°

More sun than clouds

Wednesday
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  • 68°

Plenty of sun

Thursday
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  • 90°
  • 68°

Plenty of sun

Friday
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  • 89°
  • 68°

A few clouds

Currently in Quincy as of

  • 72°(Feels like 72°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: NE @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.02 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:30:40 am
  • Sunset: 07:41:51 pm
  • Humidity: 91
  • Visibility: 7 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Macomb

Saturday
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  • 79°
  • 63°

Mostly cloudy

Sunday
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  • 84°
  • 63°

Mix of sun and clouds

Monday
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  • 88°
  • 67°

Times of sun and clouds

Tuesday
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  • 90°
  • 66°

Plenty of sun

Wednesday
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  • 91°
  • 66°

Mostly sunny

Thursday
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  • 91°
  • 67°

A few clouds

Friday
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  • 90°
  • 66°

Sunny

Currently in Macomb as of

  • 65°(Feels like 65°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.04 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:26:57 am
  • Sunset: 07:39:31 pm
  • Humidity: 99
  • Visibility: 1.5 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Pittsfield

Saturday
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  • 82°
  • 66°

Mostly cloudy

Sunday
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  • 85°
  • 67°

Mix of sun and clouds

Monday
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  • 89°
  • 68°

Times of sun and clouds

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 91°
  • 68°

Times of sun and clouds

Wednesday
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  • 92°
  • 68°

More sun than clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 92°
  • 68°

More sun than clouds

Friday
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  • 92°
  • 67°

A few clouds

Currently in Pittsfield as of

  • 73°(Feels like 73°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.03 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:28:33 am
  • Sunset: 07:39:00 pm
  • Humidity: 91
  • Visibility: 7 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Hannibal

Saturday
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  • 81°
  • 65°

Partly cloudy

Sunday
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  • 87°
  • 68°

Times of sun and clouds

Monday
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  • 91°
  • 69°

Mix of sun and clouds

Tuesday
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  • 93°
  • 68°

Mostly sunny

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 92°
  • 68°

A few clouds

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

Mostly sunny

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 92°
  • 68°

More sun than clouds

Currently in Hannibal as of

  • 70°(Feels like 70°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: NNE @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 30.03 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:31:08 am
  • Sunset: 07:41:47 pm
  • Humidity: 94
  • Visibility: 5 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

Regional Conditions

Quincy
72°
Macomb
65°
Pittsfield
73°
Hannibal
70°
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    EIGHINGER: This time of year always brings memories of first boss

    Thursday, August 27 2015 9:36 AM EDT2015-08-27 13:36:36 GMT
    To say the least, my first impression of C. Frederic Tharp was memorable. I was only 16 or 17, and such a dominant figure proved rather intimidating to a teenager whose knees were knocking together -- partly from natural...
    To say the least, my first impression of C. Frederic Tharp was memorable. I was only 16 or 17, and such a dominant figure proved rather intimidating to a teenager whose knees were knocking together -- partly from natural...
  • EIGHINGER: Pastors limited by what they can say, but I could help

    EIGHINGER: Pastors limited by what they can say, but I could help

    Monday, August 24 2015 9:39 AM EDT2015-08-24 13:39:00 GMT
    There's a strong correlation between being a pastor and a youth sports coach. One has to try and appease selected strong-willed church members, the other has to try and appease selected strong-willed parents. ...
    There's a strong correlation between being a pastor and a youth sports coach. One has to try and appease selected strong-willed church members, the other has to try and appease selected strong-willed parents. ...
  • EIGHINGER: LeBron, Chick-fil-A and Oklahoma lead first list of 'Good Guys'

    EIGHINGER: LeBron, Chick-fil-A and Oklahoma lead first list of 'Good Guys'

    Thursday, August 20 2015 9:20 AM EDT2015-08-20 13:20:44 GMT
    If there's one complaint members of the media hear all too frequently, it's that there is never enough "good news" reported. It's understandable for people thinking that way, please don't blame us when...
    If there's one complaint members of the media hear all too frequently, it's that there is never enough "good news" reported. It's understandable for people thinking that way, please don't blame us when...
  • EIGHINGER: Start of new fall TV schedule reason to rejoice

    EIGHINGER: Start of new fall TV schedule reason to rejoice

    Monday, August 17 2015 11:17 AM EDT2015-08-17 15:17:25 GMT
    My wife may feel otherwise, but I don't watch every show on television -- but I do watch a lot. That's why this stage of the year is always exciting. Not only is it back-to-school time and close to the start of...
    My wife may feel otherwise, but I don't watch every show on television -- but I do watch a lot. That's why this stage of the year is always exciting. Not only is it back-to-school time and close to the start of...
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    EIGHINGER: Clint, Katrina, online dating lead 2015 class

    Monday, August 10 2015 9:22 AM EDT2015-08-10 13:22:47 GMT
    Our culture, specifically our pop culture, affects and shapes us all. We live, we eat, we breathe it, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In turn, that pop culture -- American pop culture -- also shapes the rest of the...
    Our culture, specifically our pop culture, affects and shapes us all. We live, we eat, we breathe it, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In turn, that pop culture -- American pop culture -- also shapes the rest of the...
  • EIGHINGER: They're leaving us way too fast

    EIGHINGER: They're leaving us way too fast

    Thursday, August 6 2015 1:08 PM EDT2015-08-06 17:08:54 GMT
    There are lot of great things about being part of the baby boomer generation. There's always the debate that the boomers have accomplished more in their time than any previous generation, but that's the kind of...
    There are lot of great things about being part of the baby boomer generation. There's always the debate that the boomers have accomplished more in their time than any previous generation, but that's the kind of...
  • EIGHINGER: It's been a special summer for special needs

    EIGHINGER: It's been a special summer for special needs

    Monday, August 3 2015 11:40 AM EDT2015-08-03 15:40:03 GMT
    They say good or bad things tend to happen in "threes." This summer has proven that to me, and in a good sense. Going back to mid-June, if you were one of the many on hand to experience the Super Kids races, which were...
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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.
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    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.
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  • 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...
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    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
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    EIGHINGER: Cities proud of gas, horseradish and Ding Dong Daddies

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    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 ...
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    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...
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    EIGHINGER: Good chance that holiday hot dog came from Iowa

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    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.
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  • 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.
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    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 ...
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    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...
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    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...
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  • 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...
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