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Florida, Georgia allergy season could be ‘long and severe,’ meteorologists say

Many already see the yellow dust of pollen
Posted at 5:51 PM, Feb 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-28 17:51:58-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — If you suffer from allergies, it could be a rough spring for you in Florida and Georgia.

ACCU Weather estimates that flowers and trees are blooming, on average, 25 days ahead of schedule.

That means, allergy sufferers should prepare for a long and severe season.

Above-normal rainfall and near-average temperatures make it ripe for tree, weed and grass pollen production.

Our First Alert meteorologists say the pollen forecast for the next few days will be medium-to-high, with Saturday being the most severe.

Warm and windy days can make your allergy symptoms worse, and rainy days can help alleviate your symptoms.

Health experts recommend seeing a board-certified allergist now to help develop a treatment plan.

Allergists also suggest limiting the time you spend outside during peak times for pollen.

Peak pollen times are usually 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. and at dusk.