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7-Day Forecast: Quincy

Tuesday
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  • 39°
  • 27°

Times of sun and clouds

Wednesday
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  • 48°
  • 38°

Partly cloudy

Thursday
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  • 42°
  • 24°

Windy with a mix of sun and clouds

Friday
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  • 33°
  • 24°

Plenty of sun

Saturday
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  • 38°
  • 26°

Afternoon snow showers

Sunday
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  • 32°
  • 16°

Snow showers

Monday
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  • 23°

Mostly sunny

Currently in Quincy as of

  • 31°(Feels like 24°)
  • Few Clouds
  • Wind: NNW @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 30.1 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:18:40 am
  • Sunset: 05:18:51 pm
  • Humidity: 92
  • Visibility: 7 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Macomb

Tuesday
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  • 36°
  • 27°

Times of sun and clouds

Wednesday
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  • 46°
  • 38°

Partly cloudy

Thursday
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  • 38°
  • 23°

Cloudy and windy

Friday
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  • 32°
  • 24°

Mostly sunny

Saturday
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  • 37°
  • 26°

Afternoon snow showers

Sunday
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  • 29°

Snow

Monday
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  • 19°

Plenty of sun

Currently in Macomb as of

  • 32°(Feels like 26°)
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: N @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 30.11 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:16:58 am
  • Sunset: 05:14:31 pm
  • Humidity: 99
  • Visibility: 7 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Pittsfield

Tuesday
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  • 41°
  • 29°

Partly cloudy

Wednesday
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  • 50°
  • 42°

Mix of sun and clouds

Thursday
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  • 42°
  • 26°

Windy, and mainly cloudy

Friday
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  • 36°
  • 28°

Plenty of sun

Saturday
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  • 39°
  • 30°

Cloudy

Sunday
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  • 33°
  • 16°

Periods of snow

Monday
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  • 24°
  • 11°

Partly cloudy

Currently in Pittsfield as of

  • 32°(Feels like 27°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: WNW @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 30.11 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:15:28 am
  • Sunset: 05:17:04 pm
  • Humidity: 94
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Hannibal

Tuesday
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  • 44°
  • 31°

Mix of sun and clouds

Wednesday
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  • 55°
  • 42°

Times of sun and clouds

Thursday
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  • 42°
  • 26°

Partly cloudy and windy

Friday
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  • 37°
  • 28°

A few clouds

Saturday
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  • 41°
  • 31°

Snow showers developing in the afternoon

Sunday
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  • 34°
  • 14°

Snow showers

Monday
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  • 26°
  • 13°

Mix of sun and clouds

Currently in Hannibal as of

  • 32°(Feels like 26°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: NNW @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 30.11 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:18:21 am
  • Sunset: 05:19:35 pm
  • Humidity: 93
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

Regional Conditions

Quincy
31°
Macomb
32°
Pittsfield
32°
Hannibal
32°
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