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7-Day Forecast: Quincy

Monday
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  • 38°

Cloudy, periods of rain

Tuesday
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  • 31°

Times of sun and clouds

Wednesday
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  • 29°

Rain and snow showers

Thursday
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  • 33°

Sunshine

Friday
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  • 22°

Rain and snow showers

Saturday
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  • 24°

Times of sun and clouds

Sunday
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  • 32°
  • 24°

A few clouds

Currently in Quincy as of

  • 39°(Feels like 32°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: SE @ 12 mph
  • Barometer: 29.75 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:24:32 am
  • Sunset: 04:44:08 pm
  • Humidity: 76
  • Visibility: 9 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Macomb

Monday
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  • 41°
  • 40°

Rain

Tuesday
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  • 42°
  • 33°

Mostly cloudy

Wednesday
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  • 36°
  • 29°

Cloudy

Thursday
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  • 42°
  • 35°

Abundant sunshine

Friday
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  • 40°
  • 25°

Clouds giving way to sun

Saturday
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  • 29°
  • 21°

Mix of sun and clouds

Sunday
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  • 30°
  • 21°

Mostly sunny

Currently in Macomb as of

  • 37°(Feels like 29°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: ESE @ 10 mph, gusting to 16 mph
  • Barometer: 29.81 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:23:18 am
  • Sunset: 04:39:19 pm
  • Humidity: 87
  • Visibility: 7 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Pittsfield

Monday
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  • 45°
  • 42°

Rain

Tuesday
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  • 45°
  • 35°

Times of sun and clouds

Wednesday
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  • 37°
  • 31°

Rain mixed with snow

Thursday
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  • 44°
  • 37°

Sunshine

Friday
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  • 45°
  • 27°

Partly cloudy

Saturday
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  • 32°
  • 25°

Mix of sun and clouds

Sunday
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  • 30°
  • 24°

A few clouds

Currently in Pittsfield as of

  • 39°(Feels like 33°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: ESE @ 10 mph
  • Barometer: 29.78 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:21:05 am
  • Sunset: 04:42:35 pm
  • Humidity: 79
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Hannibal

Monday
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  • 45°
  • 41°

Cloudy, periods of rain

Tuesday
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  • 44°
  • 36°

Partly cloudy

Wednesday
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  • 37°
  • 31°

Mix of rain and snow showers

Thursday
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  • 47°
  • 39°

Mainly sunny

Friday
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  • 45°
  • 28°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Saturday
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  • 33°
  • 24°

Partly cloudy

Sunday
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  • 31°
  • 25°

A few clouds

Currently in Hannibal as of

  • 41°(Feels like 37°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: ESE @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 29.73 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:24:02 am
  • Sunset: 04:45:02 pm
  • Humidity: 70
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

Regional Conditions

Quincy
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Pittsfield
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Hannibal
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    Eighinger: 'Silver Bells' rings in favorite Christmas songs

    Thursday, December 18 2014 9:40 AM EST2014-12-18 14:40:51 GMT
    On the way to work this morning, I found myself enjoying some of the Christmas offerings on the radio, which got me thinking about the holiday songs I enjoy the most. In most cases, I prefer modern-day Christmas music although I still appreciate the classics. However, "appreciate" and "prefer" are not necessarily the same thing.
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  • Eighinger: Recalling Lennon death leads to reunion

    Eighinger: Recalling Lennon death leads to reunion

    Monday, December 15 2014 9:40 AM EST2014-12-15 14:40:58 GMT
    I was sitting in my favorite recliner a week ago tonight when I thought I'd turn on the television to see what the score was in the Monday night football game. A few moments later, there was a short vignette...
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  • EIGHINGER: How kids reinvent Christmas

    EIGHINGER: How kids reinvent Christmas

    Thursday, December 11 2014 10:37 AM EST2014-12-11 15:37:15 GMT
    There was a time when, I think, our family had let the real meaning behind Christmas slip away, especially the true spirit of the season. I'll be the first to admit that, and I'll also be the first to say I don't think that will ever be a problem again. One look around our living room on many evenings, especially this time of the year, proves why.
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  • Eighinger: It's all in the name for 'Moron of the Year'

    Eighinger: It's all in the name for 'Moron of the Year'

    Monday, December 8 2014 11:52 AM EST2014-12-08 16:52:13 GMT
    We offer our "Morons of the Month" medal winners in this space on 11 occasions during the year, but come December, it's "Moron of the Year" time. One selection is deemed to have risen above a year's worth of...
    We offer our "Morons of the Month" medal winners in this space on 11 occasions during the year, but come December, it's "Moron of the Year" time. One selection is deemed to have risen above a year's worth of...
  • EIGHINGER: Time to grab grub in swan-song lunch of year

    EIGHINGER: Time to grab grub in swan-song lunch of year

    Thursday, December 4 2014 11:36 AM EST2014-12-04 16:36:37 GMT
    It's time again to break bread with some of my friends, plus others who simply need my advice or encouragement. We do four of these would-be lunches each year, one for each season. Here's who I would like to...
    It's time again to break bread with some of my friends, plus others who simply need my advice or encouragement. We do four of these would-be lunches each year, one for each season. Here's who I would like to...
  • EIGHINGER: Cold shoulder? Don't go beating around bush

    EIGHINGER: Cold shoulder? Don't go beating around bush

    Monday, December 1 2014 10:12 AM EST2014-12-01 15:12:18 GMT
    Many times in my life, I have been told to quit "beating around the bush." Many times in my life, I have been given a "cold shoulder." Even more times in my life, I have wondered where those and numerous other sayings...
    Many times in my life, I have been told to quit "beating around the bush." Many times in my life, I have been given a "cold shoulder." Even more times in my life, I have wondered where those and numerous other sayings...
  • EIGHINGER: I wish I could check out of the Hotel California

    EIGHINGER: I wish I could check out of the Hotel California

    Monday, November 24 2014 10:33 AM EST2014-11-24 15:33:30 GMT
    So there I was, driving west on Harrison toward the Dairy Queen, near the entrance of South Park. I was trying to decide between having a banana split or one of those chocolate dipped cones. You can't go wrong with...
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  • EIGHINGER: Don't forget, 60 is the new 40

    EIGHINGER: Don't forget, 60 is the new 40

    Thursday, November 20 2014 10:40 AM EST2014-11-20 15:40:01 GMT
    The blank stares normally are a dead giveaway. They can come during any conversation at any time with any of my four kids, who are now grown adults between the ages of 30 and 35. Fortunately, we all have a great...
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  • EIGHINGER: Manly men comes in all shapes and sizes

    EIGHINGER: Manly men comes in all shapes and sizes

    Monday, November 17 2014 11:25 AM EST2014-11-17 16:25:37 GMT
    At first, I was not sure whether to be offended or simply sit back and laugh at some of the suggestions. One of my newspaper buddies pointed out a Web page that dealt with the "48 Things All Men Should Know."
    At first, I was not sure whether to be offended or simply sit back and laugh at some of the suggestions. One of my newspaper buddies pointed out a Web page that dealt with the "48 Things All Men Should Know."
  • EIGHINGER: Some days I'm chuffed to bits, other days I drop a clanger

    EIGHINGER: Some days I'm chuffed to bits, other days I drop a clanger

    Monday, November 17 2014 9:49 AM EST2014-11-17 14:49:48 GMT
    For those who enjoyed actress Cote de Pablo's portrayal of special agent Ziva David -- pronounced ZEE-vuh Da-VEED -- on the long-running "NCIS" television series, you probably remember her ongoing difficulty with...
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  • EIGHINGER: Thanksgiving facts about use of forks, TV dinners and the national bird

    EIGHINGER: Thanksgiving facts about use of forks, TV dinners and the national bird

    Wednesday, November 12 2014 9:25 AM EST2014-11-12 14:25:45 GMT
    My wife reminded me this week how close we are to Thanksgiving. "Do you know when Thanksgiving is?" she said, almost in a panic. I wanted to ease her mind by letting her know that, yes, I certainly did. "Sure I do....
    My wife reminded me this week how close we are to Thanksgiving. "Do you know when Thanksgiving is?" she said, almost in a panic. I wanted to ease her mind by letting her know that, yes, I certainly did. "Sure I do....
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    EIGHINGER: Cupid's arrows have been replaced by keyboard strokes

    Monday, November 10 2014 9:02 AM EST2014-11-10 14:02:08 GMT
    The world as we once knew it continues to change ... and fast. Our dependence on technology has never been more evident than in several different -- and unrelated -- reports I came across a few days ago. Ironically,...
    The world as we once knew it continues to change ... and fast. Our dependence on technology has never been more evident than in several different -- and unrelated -- reports I came across a few days ago. Ironically,...
  • EIGHINGER: Don't fill cupboards with chocolate bars just yet

    EIGHINGER: Don't fill cupboards with chocolate bars just yet

    Wednesday, November 5 2014 11:11 AM EST2014-11-05 16:11:38 GMT
    Sometimes growing old has some major advantages. Not many, but a few. First of all, there is that handy-dandy AARP card, which is good for all sorts of discounts. Then there is the gray-hair factor when you order at a...
    Sometimes growing old has some major advantages. Not many, but a few. First of all, there is that handy-dandy AARP card, which is good for all sorts of discounts. Then there is the gray-hair factor when you order at a...
  • EIGHINGER: Borling embodies all that an American hero should be

    EIGHINGER: Borling embodies all that an American hero should be

    Sunday, November 2 2014 1:24 AM EST2014-11-02 06:24:02 GMT
    One of the many things I am grateful for in this life is the opportunity to have met and talked with John Borling, who, for me, is the essence of what an American hero should be. The fact that Borling likes to refer to...
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    EIGHINGER: Plenty of moronic decisions also found in world of sports

    Wednesday, October 29 2014 10:51 AM EDT2014-10-29 14:51:15 GMT
    There are times when we opt out of the regular "Morons of the Month" format for a special edition. This is one of those times. Today's awards will showcase the world of sports over the past quarter of a century. I...
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  • EIGHINGER: My fears and phobias were left off the list

    EIGHINGER: My fears and phobias were left off the list

    Sunday, October 26 2014 1:12 AM EDT2014-10-26 05:12:06 GMT
    My list of fears and phobias has not changed much over the years. Ever since I can remember, I've pretty much hated bridges, never wanted to fly and have tried to avoid claustrophobic sites. Concerning the...
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    EIGHINGER: When it comes to living pioneer life, better them than me

    Thursday, October 23 2014 2:11 PM EDT2014-10-23 18:11:33 GMT
    Nolan Dede is a 9-year-old third-grader at Blessed Sacrament School. I'm pretty sure we're kindred spirits. I was on the grounds of the John Wood Mansion at 12th and State a few days ago, working on a story about...
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