It may be a beautiful spring day, but not for those with allergies. The D.C. area experienced an exceptionally high pollen count Wednesday with little relief in sight until rain Thursday or Friday.
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The worst of the pollen is coming from trees, according to an April pollen and spore report from the U.S. Army Centralized Allergen Extract Laboratory.
Pollen from grass is at a moderate level for the D.C. area, while weed pollen is low.
The biggest pollen contributors are mostly oak, sycamore and mulberry trees. The nice spring breeze isn’t helping either — it’s rustling pollen through the air, said Storm Team 4 meteorologist Lauryn Ricketts.
Relief will come in the form of rain later in the week. On Thursday, a chance of scattered showers in the area begins after 2 p.m. On Friday, rain is likely with some thunder possible later in the day.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy, scattered showers. Chance of rain is 40% after 2 p.m.
HIGHS: 65-70 degrees
Friday: Mostly cloudy. Rain likely, some p.m. thunder. Breezy at times.
HIGHS: 63-68 degrees
Saturday: Mostly sunny. Low humidity.
HIGHS: 64-69 degrees
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