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7-Day Forecast: Quincy

Friday
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  • 74°
  • 55°

Cloudy

Saturday
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  • 75°
  • 59°

Considerable cloudiness

Sunday
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  • 76°
  • 66°

Scattered thunderstorms possible

Monday
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  • 79°
  • 66°

Scattered thunderstorms possible

Tuesday
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  • 80°
  • 63°

A few thunderstorms possible

Wednesday
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  • 80°
  • 63°

Scattered thunderstorms possible

Thursday
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  • 83°
  • 66°

Afternoon thunderstorms

Currently in Quincy as of

  • 62°(Feels like 62°)
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: S @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 30.24 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:44:43 am
  • Sunset: 08:20:23 pm
  • Humidity: 75
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Macomb

Friday
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  • 75°
  • 55°

Cloudy

Saturday
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  • 78°
  • 58°

Mix of sun and clouds

Sunday
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  • 79°
  • 65°

A few thunderstorms possible

Monday
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  • 80°
  • 66°

Scattered thunderstorms

Tuesday
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  • 79°
  • 62°

A few thunderstorms possible

Wednesday
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  • 80°
  • 62°

Scattered thunderstorms possible

Thursday
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  • 86°
  • 66°

Mix of sun and clouds

Currently in Macomb as of

  • 63°(Feels like 63°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: W @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.27 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:40:06 am
  • Sunset: 08:18:58 pm
  • Humidity: 71
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Pittsfield

Friday
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  • 74°
  • 57°

Partly cloudy

Saturday
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  • 76°
  • 61°

Mix of sun and clouds

Sunday
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  • 79°
  • 67°

A few thunderstorms possible

Monday
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  • 80°
  • 68°

A few thunderstorms possible

Tuesday
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  • 78°
  • 65°

A few thunderstorms possible

Wednesday
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  • 79°
  • 65°

Scattered thunderstorms possible

Thursday
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  • 87°
  • 68°

Mix of sun and clouds

Currently in Pittsfield as of

  • 62°(Feels like 62°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SW @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 30.27 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:43:05 am
  • Sunset: 08:17:01 pm
  • Humidity: 71
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Hannibal

Friday
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  • 74°
  • 58°

Mostly cloudy

Saturday
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  • 76°
  • 61°

Times of sun and clouds

Sunday
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  • 78°
  • 67°

Scattered thunderstorms possible

Monday
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  • 81°
  • 69°

Scattered thunderstorms possible

Tuesday
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  • 78°
  • 65°

A few thunderstorms possible

Wednesday
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  • 82°
  • 65°

Morning showers and thunderstorms

Thursday
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  • 88°
  • 68°

Showers and thunderstorms late

Currently in Hannibal as of

  • 61°(Feels like 61°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.26 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:45:34 am
  • Sunset: 08:19:57 pm
  • Humidity: 68
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

Regional Conditions

Quincy
62°
Macomb
63°
Pittsfield
62°
Hannibal
61°
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    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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • EIGHINGER: Mother's Day always will remain special

    EIGHINGER: Mother's Day always will remain special

    Thursday, May 7 2015 2:58 PM EDT2015-05-07 18:58:21 GMT
    My best friend was my mom for the first 50 years of my life. I'm not embarrassed to say that. In fact, I'm rather proud. She always had my back, but she also would never hesitate to kick my butt. Even after I...
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    EIGHINGER: Vietnam anniversaries rekindle both memories, questions

    Monday, May 4 2015 9:06 AM EDT2015-05-04 13:06:50 GMT
    Did you notice late last week was the 40th anniversary of the end of the conflict in Vietnam? That news struck a raw nerve for some of us. Growing up with Vietnam as a backdrop to your formative years was bound to...
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  • EIGHINGER: Finally, some good news for fatheads

    EIGHINGER: Finally, some good news for fatheads

    Thursday, April 30 2015 5:33 PM EDT2015-04-30 21:33:02 GMT
    Growing up, I got used to being the butt of many jokes about the size of my head. Later in life, I was regularly subjected to ridicule about the immenseness of my noggin, even while on the job. The most common phrase I...
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  • EIGHINGER: I'm doing my best with this texting thing

    EIGHINGER: I'm doing my best with this texting thing

    Monday, April 27 2015 10:09 AM EDT2015-04-27 14:09:18 GMT
    Anyone who has spent any amount of time with me would probably acknowledge I am rather deficient when it comes to anything dealing with technology. I long for the return of typewriters and rotary phones, but I gladly...
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  • EIGHINGER: Anger issues got the best of them

    EIGHINGER: Anger issues got the best of them

    Thursday, April 23 2015 11:00 AM EDT2015-04-23 15:00:25 GMT
    At some time or another, everyone's temper gets the best of them, including two of our three "Morons of the Month." And the third medal winner this month? Well, I believe this will be the first recipient we have...
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  • EIGHINGER: A phone call that should have been made

    EIGHINGER: A phone call that should have been made

    Monday, April 20 2015 8:15 AM EDT2015-04-20 12:15:54 GMT
    I will always wish I had made that phone call to Mrs. Channell. I'm pretty sure everyone has -- or had -- a Mrs. Channell in their life, that special someone who influenced them like no other outside their immediate...
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  • EIGHINGER: Losing a favorite TV series can test emotions

    EIGHINGER: Losing a favorite TV series can test emotions

    Thursday, April 16 2015 9:47 AM EDT2015-04-16 13:47:05 GMT

    Earlier this week, I watched the series finale of one of my all-time favorite TV shows, "Justified" on FX. When one of your treasured, must-see programs comes to an end, it can be like your best friend moving away or ...

    Earlier this week, I watched the series finale of one of my all-time favorite TV shows, "Justified" on FX. When one of your treasured, must-see programs comes to an end, it can be like your best friend moving away or ...
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    EIGHINGER: Spring's not necessarily all that great

    Monday, April 13 2015 12:07 PM EDT2015-04-13 16:07:19 GMT
    Spring has finally sprung. The temperatures are now regularly flirting with the 70s, and on some days it's almost muggy. The Cardinals are playing baseball again, and the Cubs are trying. What's not to like? ...
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    EIGHINGER: It's time again to pass that virtual menu

    Thursday, April 9 2015 10:29 AM EDT2015-04-09 14:29:39 GMT
    I'm hungry, so it must be time for the first of our four virtual seasonal lunches that allow breaking bread with those in the public eye. If nothing else, this proves what I do is (ful)filling. Pass the menu,...
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    Monday, April 6 2015 10:21 AM EDT2015-04-06 14:21:26 GMT
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    EIGHINGER: If I ever have a wart, you can keep the spider webs

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    One of my spare-time interests has always been researching odd, obscure facts. The weirder, the better. Normally, my pursuit of the strange comes during late-night commercial breaks when I don't feel like watching...
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    EIGHINGER: Sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your name

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    What is the first thing that crosses your mind when you think about your favorite television shows? In all likelihood, it's the theme song. It's the first thing that reaches out to us when that program comes...
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    EIGHINGER: The tease of springtime weather is like a Liz Taylor marriage

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    Since spring is now officially upon us, most everyone tends to rejoice. Not me. Spring is like a Liz Taylor marriage -- a little bit of good, but mostly bad and a lot of nasty interruptions. Speaking of a Liz Taylor...
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    EIGHINGER: Oooh, ahhhh ... Gladys Knight, are you listening?

    Monday, March 23 2015 9:20 AM EDT2015-03-23 13:20:31 GMT
    Some youngsters want to grow up to be president. You know, leader of the greatest country on the face of the earth. Others envision a career as an astronaut and traveling to another planet. Some dream of becoming a...
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  • EIGHINGER: Enjoy the tournament, and hope she goes with the mauve

    EIGHINGER: Enjoy the tournament, and hope she goes with the mauve

    Thursday, March 19 2015 8:35 AM EDT2015-03-19 12:35:18 GMT
    My hunch is quite a few Quincy divorce attorneys may be getting a call Monday morning. If ever there is a weekend that challenges even the strongest of marriages it's the one coming up -- the first weekend of the...
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  • EIGHINGER: My birth date makes me part of a rather eclectic bunch

    EIGHINGER: My birth date makes me part of a rather eclectic bunch

    Monday, March 16 2015 9:48 AM EDT2015-03-16 13:48:00 GMT
    A couple of Sunday afternoons ago I was watching NASCAR post-race coverage of an event Kevin Harvick won when I noticed the two of us had something in common -- the same birthday, Dec. 8. Yes, Harvick is a few years...
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  • EIGHINGER: Admit it, 'Scrawny Arms Rob Lowe' is hilarious

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    Thursday, March 12 2015 9:19 AM EDT2015-03-12 13:19:04 GMT
    One of America's newest pop culture phenomena are those crazy Rob Lowe commercials for DirecTV. Yes, I know what you're thinking. And you're right. They're not all drop-to-your-knees hilarious, but...
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  • EIGHINGER: Casting Crowns singer faces battle with cancer

    EIGHINGER: Casting Crowns singer faces battle with cancer

    Monday, March 9 2015 11:49 AM EDT2015-03-09 15:49:25 GMT
    The news hit me pretty hard late last week. Mark Hall, the lead singer, spokesman and overall familiar face of contemporary Christian megaband Casting Crowns, announced March 4 he had cancer.
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  • EIGHINGER: Time to head to the Rocky Mountains?

    EIGHINGER: Time to head to the Rocky Mountains?

    Thursday, March 5 2015 10:28 AM EST2015-03-05 15:28:17 GMT
    At first, I was amused when I saw the story. And then I wondered whether the resources and time spent on this "project" could have been funneled in a more important direction. Here's the scoop: The Cornell...
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  • EIGHINGER: A moronic collection of manure, guns and plastic surgery

    EIGHINGER: A moronic collection of manure, guns and plastic surgery

    Monday, March 2 2015 9:44 AM EST2015-03-02 14:44:01 GMT
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