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Showers ending by midday

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Considerable cloudiness

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Scattered thunderstorms possible

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Thunderstorms early

Currently in Quincy as of

  • 68°(Feels like 68°)
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  • Wind: SSE @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.03 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:41:56 am
  • Sunset: 08:38:01 pm
  • Humidity: 84
  • Visibility: 7 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Macomb

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Clear

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Sunshine

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Thunderstorms developing in the afternoon

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Cloudy

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Currently in Macomb as of

  • 62°(Feels like 62°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.05 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:37:04 am
  • Sunset: 08:36:50 pm
  • Humidity: 97
  • Visibility: 7 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Pittsfield

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Clear

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More sun than clouds

Monday
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Afternoon thunderstorms

Tuesday
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Mainly cloudy and rainy

Wednesday
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Considerable cloudiness

Thursday
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Thunderstorms early

Friday
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Scattered thunderstorms possible

Currently in Pittsfield as of

  • 67°(Feels like 67°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.05 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:40:25 am
  • Sunset: 08:34:34 pm
  • Humidity: 89
  • Visibility: 7 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Hannibal

Saturday
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  • 83°
  • 64°

Clear

Sunday
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  • 87°
  • 70°

More sun than clouds

Monday
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  • 68°

Afternoon showers and thunderstorms

Tuesday
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  • 61°

A few morning showers

Wednesday
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  • 63°

More clouds than sun

Thursday
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  • 80°
  • 68°

Morning showers and thunderstorms

Friday
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  • 83°
  • 68°

Morning showers and thunderstorms

Currently in Hannibal as of

  • 70°(Feels like 70°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SSE @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.04 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:42:52 am
  • Sunset: 08:37:29 pm
  • Humidity: 83
  • Visibility: 7 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

Regional Conditions

Quincy
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Macomb
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Pittsfield
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Hannibal
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  • EIGHINGER: Good chance that holiday hot dog came from Iowa

    EIGHINGER: Good chance that holiday hot dog came from Iowa

    Thursday, July 2 2015 9:04 AM EDT2015-07-02 13:04:19 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • 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.
    Every time it rains (lately that has been quite often) and whispers of "flood" begin, I think back to 1993 when West-Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri were trying to survive the infamous high water that summer. At...
  • EIGHINGER: Hey, Justin, do ya feel lucky today?

    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 ...
  • EIGHINGER: World's favorite secret agent set to return, and I can't wait

    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...
    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...
  • EIGHINGER: 'The Dream' is gone, and I already miss the Atomic Elbow

    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...
    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, apparently of natural causes. Dusty, whose given...
  • 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."
    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."
  • 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...
    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...
  • EIGHINGER: 'Moron of the Month' has a ball en route to winning award

    EIGHINGER: 'Moron of the Month' has a ball en route to winning award

    Thursday, June 4 2015 12:50 PM EDT2015-06-04 16:50:39 GMT
    Just when it seems the well might be drying up for a solid "Moron of the Month" selection, my faith in humanity is restored -- again. This month's gold-medal winner is one of the all-time best. The envelopes, please: ...
    Just when it seems the well might be drying up for a solid "Moron of the Month" selection, my faith in humanity is restored -- again. This month's gold-medal winner is one of the all-time best. The envelopes, please: ...
  • EIGHINGER: Zanger story gets new life worldwide

    EIGHINGER: Zanger story gets new life worldwide

    Monday, June 1 2015 10:15 AM EDT2015-06-01 14:15:10 GMT
    About five weeks ago, I did a story for The Herald-Whig on the Zangers and their wonderful family, which drew considerable attention in West-Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri. However, in the past week, the Zangers have taken on an entirely new and expanded life...
    About five weeks ago, I did a story for The Herald-Whig on the Zangers and their wonderful family, which drew considerable attention in West-Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri. However, in the past week, the Zangers have taken on an entirely new and expanded life...
  • EIGHINGER: Add another name to Quincy's most famous list

    EIGHINGER: Add another name to Quincy's most famous list

    Thursday, May 28 2015 10:40 AM EDT2015-05-28 14:40:45 GMT
    Sometimes the most interesting items can pop up in an otherwise mundane conversation. Mike, a former Hollywood publicist, mentioned during our conversation that I had "missed one" when it came to the story about famous people from Quincy I had written a few weeks earlier...
    Sometimes the most interesting items can pop up in an otherwise mundane conversation. Mike, a former Hollywood publicist, mentioned during our conversation that I had "missed one" when it came to the story about famous people from Quincy I had written a few weeks earlier...
  • EIGHINGER: Remembering Shep, the Limelights and Three Dog Night

    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...
    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...
  • 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...
    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...
  • 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...
    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...
  • 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...
    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...
  • 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...
    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...
  • EIGHINGER: Vietnam anniversaries rekindle both memories, questions

    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...
    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...
  • 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...
    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...
  • 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...
    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...
  • 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...
    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...
  • 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...
    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...
  • 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? ...
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