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7-Day Forecast: Quincy

Sunday
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  • 48°

Thunderstorms

Monday
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  • 38°

Mix of sun and clouds

Tuesday
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Mainly sunny

Wednesday
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A few clouds

Thursday
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Sunny

Friday
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Mostly sunny

Saturday
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Mix of sun and clouds

Currently in Quincy as of

  • 67°(Feels like 67°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: SSW @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 29.54 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:22:30 am
  • Sunset: 07:47:47 pm
  • Humidity: 68
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: Macomb

Sunday
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  • 66°
  • 47°

Periods of heavy rain

Monday
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  • 38°

Windy with times of sun and clouds

Tuesday
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  • 39°

Sunny and windy

Wednesday
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  • 35°

Times of sun and clouds

Thursday
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Plenty of sun

Friday
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Mostly sunny

Saturday
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Clouds giving way to sun

Currently in Macomb as of

  • 59°(Feels like 59°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: ESE @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 29.55 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:18:40 am
  • Sunset: 07:45:36 pm
  • Humidity: 93
  • Visibility: 5 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Pittsfield

Sunday
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  • 66°
  • 50°

Showers

Monday
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  • 42°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Tuesday
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  • 65°
  • 44°

Partly cloudy

Wednesday
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  • 61°
  • 40°

Sunshine

Thursday
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Mostly sunny

Friday
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  • 63°
  • 44°

Times of sun and clouds

Saturday
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  • 62°
  • 42°

Morning showers

Currently in Pittsfield as of

  • 61°(Feels like 61°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 29.53 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:20:27 am
  • Sunset: 07:44:50 pm
  • Humidity: 89
  • Visibility: 4 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Hannibal

Sunday
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  • 67°
  • 51°

Chance of showers

Monday
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  • 63°
  • 43°

Partly cloudy

Tuesday
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  • 67°
  • 44°

Mix of sun and clouds

Wednesday
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  • 62°
  • 40°

Mainly sunny

Thursday
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  • 64°
  • 42°

Plenty of sun

Friday
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  • 65°
  • 44°

Mix of sun and clouds

Saturday
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  • 63°
  • 43°

Morning light rain

Currently in Hannibal as of

  • 61°(Feels like 61°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: WSW @ 9 mph
  • Barometer: 29.53 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:23:02 am
  • Sunset: 07:47:39 pm
  • Humidity: 82
  • Visibility: 7 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

Regional Conditions

Quincy
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Macomb
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Pittsfield
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Hannibal
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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 ...
  • EIGHINGER: Spring's not necessarily all that great

    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? ...
    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? ...
  • EIGHINGER: It's time again to pass that virtual menu

    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,...
    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,...
  • EIGHINGER: Don't eat all the salsa, and never stiff the cabbie

    EIGHINGER: Don't eat all the salsa, and never stiff the cabbie

    Monday, April 6 2015 10:21 AM EDT2015-04-06 14:21:26 GMT
    If you're a regular reader of our "Morons of the Month" feature, you are probably aware of my theory that for some strange reason, Florida produces most of our award winners. This month is no different. I have to...
    If you're a regular reader of our "Morons of the Month" feature, you are probably aware of my theory that for some strange reason, Florida produces most of our award winners. This month is no different. I have to...
  • EIGHINGER: If I ever have a wart, you can keep the spider webs

    EIGHINGER: If I ever have a wart, you can keep the spider webs

    Thursday, April 2 2015 10:08 AM EDT2015-04-02 14:08:35 GMT
    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...
    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...
  • EIGHINGER: Sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your name

    EIGHINGER: Sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your name

    Monday, March 30 2015 11:02 AM EDT2015-03-30 15:02:48 GMT
    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...
    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...
  • EIGHINGER: The tease of springtime weather is like a Liz Taylor marriage

    EIGHINGER: The tease of springtime weather is like a Liz Taylor marriage

    Thursday, March 26 2015 1:04 PM EDT2015-03-26 17:04:36 GMT
    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...
    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...
  • EIGHINGER: Oooh, ahhhh ... Gladys Knight, are you listening?

    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...
    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...
  • 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...
    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...
  • 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...
    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...
  • EIGHINGER: Admit it, 'Scrawny Arms Rob Lowe' is hilarious

    EIGHINGER: Admit it, 'Scrawny Arms Rob Lowe' is hilarious

    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...
    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...
  • 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.
    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. 
  • 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...
    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...
  • 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
    Every so often our "Morons of the Month" feature takes on a special theme. The medal winners for February involve three of the strangest -- but oh so true --love stories from recent years. Just consider them a belated...
    Every so often our "Morons of the Month" feature takes on a special theme. The medal winners for February involve three of the strangest -- but oh so true --love stories from recent years. Just consider them a belated...
  • EIGHINGER: Soul mate or best friend? Does it really matter?

    EIGHINGER: Soul mate or best friend? Does it really matter?

    Thursday, February 26 2015 3:10 PM EST2015-02-26 20:10:00 GMT
    For those of you reading this who are married, did you wind up with your best friend or soul mate? For those of you who aren't married, how would you hope that question would one day be answered? Personally, I...
    For those of you reading this who are married, did you wind up with your best friend or soul mate? For those of you who aren't married, how would you hope that question would one day be answered? Personally, I...
  • EIGHINGER: It's time for a sequel to 'How to Stuff a Wild Bikini'

    EIGHINGER: It's time for a sequel to 'How to Stuff a Wild Bikini'

    Monday, February 23 2015 12:42 PM EST2015-02-23 17:42:26 GMT
    Beach movies dominated much of the 1960s. The films were all were lighthearted fare that accented bikinis, comedy, guys with great hair and plenty of music. They disappeared from theaters and television near the end of that decade ...
    Beach movies dominated much of the 1960s. The films were all were lighthearted fare that accented bikinis, comedy, guys with great hair and plenty of music. They disappeared from theaters and television near the end of that decade ...
  • EIGHINGER: Jeff Gordon, Clint Eastwood in the same spotlight 10 years later

    EIGHINGER: Jeff Gordon, Clint Eastwood in the same spotlight 10 years later

    Thursday, February 19 2015 2:14 PM EST2015-02-19 19:14:41 GMT
    Ten years ago. In some cases, that might seem like forever. For others, only yesterday. Can you remember much about what was going in your own life or the world a decade ago? We were about 31/2 years removed from the...
    Ten years ago. In some cases, that might seem like forever. For others, only yesterday. Can you remember much about what was going in your own life or the world a decade ago? We were about 31/2 years removed from the...
  • EIGHINGER: Love can still be a many splendored thing

    EIGHINGER: Love can still be a many splendored thing

    Monday, February 16 2015 10:46 AM EST2015-02-16 15:46:58 GMT
    Maybe every so often we should put away the smartphones, iPads and even the keyboards. Maybe, just maybe, there is still a time and place for applying pen to paper. The reason I bring this up is because of a recent...
    Maybe every so often we should put away the smartphones, iPads and even the keyboards. Maybe, just maybe, there is still a time and place for applying pen to paper. The reason I bring this up is because of a recent...
  • EIGHINGER: 'The Walking Dead' wins sixth annual Stevie Award for best TV show

    EIGHINGER: 'The Walking Dead' wins sixth annual Stevie Award for best TV show

    Thursday, February 12 2015 11:24 AM EST2015-02-12 16:24:58 GMT
    It's difficult to beat a zombie apocalypse. The gruesome post-apocalyptic AMC hit show "The Walking Dead" is the winner of the sixth annual Stevie Award for best prime-time television program. It's the second...
    It's difficult to beat a zombie apocalypse. The gruesome post-apocalyptic AMC hit show "The Walking Dead" is the winner of the sixth annual Stevie Award for best prime-time television program. It's the second...
  • EIGHINGER: Oh deer, what were they thinking?

    EIGHINGER: Oh deer, what were they thinking?

    Thursday, February 12 2015 8:59 AM EST2015-02-12 13:59:13 GMT
    It's that time again, when we can all enjoy the questionable decisions of others. And I'll admit, this edition of "Morons of the Month" has one of my all-time favorite gold medal winners. The envelopes, please: ...
    It's that time again, when we can all enjoy the questionable decisions of others. And I'll admit, this edition of "Morons of the Month" has one of my all-time favorite gold medal winners. The envelopes, please: ...
  • EIGHINGER: He's back! "Doctor Love" returns to lift up the lovelorn

    EIGHINGER: He's back! "Doctor Love" returns to lift up the lovelorn

    Thursday, February 5 2015 11:33 AM EST2015-02-05 16:33:49 GMT
    It's been a while, but he's back. It was about this time two years ago - close to Valentine's Day - that my alter ego, Stevie "Doctor" Love, last paid a visit to this space. It's time to reopen the loveline. Whatever is bothering you or is troubling your heart, remember that Stevie Love is here for you. The potentate of passion, the emperor of embrace and the rajah of romance understands the aching in your heart. He's here to help you escape the wilderness of wonderment.



    It's been a while, but he's back. It was about this time two years ago - close to Valentine's Day - that my alter ego, Stevie "Doctor" Love, last paid a visit to this space. It's time to reopen the loveline. Whatever is bothering you or is troubling your heart, remember that Stevie Love is here for you. The potentate of passion, the emperor of embrace and the rajah of romance understands the aching in your heart. He's here to help you escape the wilderness ...


  • EIGHINGER: Here's to you, Mrs. Robinson

    EIGHINGER: Here's to you, Mrs. Robinson

    Monday, February 2 2015 11:43 AM EST2015-02-02 16:43:11 GMT
    The annual Grammy Awards are scheduled for next Sunday and are always guaranteed to produce their fair share of arguments, especially when it comes to song of the year."Mrs. Robinson" was No. 1 in 1969 for three weeks, but two other songs -- and Grammy nominees -- had longer reigns that year.
    The annual Grammy Awards are scheduled for next Sunday and are always guaranteed to produce their fair share of arguments, especially when it comes to song of the year."Mrs. Robinson" was No. 1 in 1969 for three weeks, but two other songs -- and Grammy nominees -- had longer reigns that year.
  • EIGHINGER: 'American Sniper' is a must-see film for everyone

    EIGHINGER: 'American Sniper' is a must-see film for everyone

    Thursday, January 29 2015 9:21 AM EST2015-01-29 14:21:37 GMT
    It has now been four days since we saw the movie, and I still catch myself taking deep breaths and slowly exhaling when I think about this incredible, incredible film. At first, my wife did not want to see "American...
    It has now been four days since we saw the movie, and I still catch myself taking deep breaths and slowly exhaling when I think about this incredible, incredible film. At first, my wife did not want to see "American...
  • EIGHINGER: Add telemarketer, roadkill cleanup crew to list

    EIGHINGER: Add telemarketer, roadkill cleanup crew to list

    Monday, January 26 2015 12:41 PM EST2015-01-26 17:41:39 GMT
    First of all, I realize I'm a lucky guy. Every day I am thankful for a great family, being born an Ohio State football fan and having a job I look forward to every day. Except for one summer in high school when I...
    First of all, I realize I'm a lucky guy. Every day I am thankful for a great family, being born an Ohio State football fan and having a job I look forward to every day. Except for one summer in high school when I...
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