SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Over the last couple of weeks we've enjoyed some beautiful summer-like weather. But if you're an allergy sufferer the weather could be why you've been sniffling and sneezing.
Even though the pollen isn't as high as it was over the summer, ragweed pollen is still in the air and the weather we've had recently has been spreading it around.
But after a stretch of some very dry weather, the rain we're getting could provide you with some relief.
“Dry weather and windy weather usually make the pollen travel a long way so yes it can cause a lot of problems so if it is humid or a rainy day the pollen won't be traveling anywhere so that not a bad day,” said Dr. Gopal Malladi from Holyoke Medical Center.
Dr Malladi says that this time of year dust and mold are also a problem. Mold can form under wet leaves and this can bring on allergies when you're out raking your yard.
But not everyone is having trouble with allergies right now.
“There are occasions over the past couple of years where I have had sneezing, and runny nose and stuffy ears and head cold but now is not one of them,” said Archie Roberts from New York City.
Another thing you should do is open up your windows when you first turn on your heat to let all the dust that might have built up go outside.