On Mother’s Day Sunday a southwest breeze during the day will pick up pollen and allergens will be on the upswing. Ash, Oak, and Mulberry will be high for the first part of the next work week. Next Tuesday and Wednesday in particular will be very high. So when does allergy season end? Well, it depends what you’re allergic to.
Through April usually trees such as Elm, Pine, Ash, and Birch release their pollen. In the Summertime, these pollen counts are not as high, but grass pollen then takes over usually from May through early September including Blue and Bermuda grass. On clear and breezy days is when pollen counts are their highest. When winds are light less pollen if lifted. Rain will also help control pollen counts and lower allergens.
In the fall, weed pollen takes control, including ragweed, nettle, and mugwort. For additional weather updates follow @ABC17Stormtrack on Twitter.