High pollen and no rain makes allergies worse for sufferers

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The trees have been blooming, and while the blossoms are pretty, it’s not such a good thing for allergy sufferers. 22News found out how long you’ll have to tolerate high pollen counts.

Warm temperatures and the lack of rain are the perfect ingredients for high pollen counts, which is in the forecast for the next couple of days. 

High pollen counts have been an issue over the last couple of days. This incredible video was taken in New Jersey where a man drove a backhoe into a tree and a cloud of pollen emerged. 

High pollen has been a problem here in western Massachusetts too. Maybe you’ve seen pollen floating in the air, accumulated on the ground, or on your car. 

Just a week ago there were only buds on the trees. The lack of rain and warm days boosted pollen counts after the trees began to bloom. 

According to Pollen.com, pollen counts are expected to be high through Friday, with rain in the forecast this weekend we might see a break in high pollen counts. 

Kelly’s Home & Garden in Westfield told 22News this is the typical time to get a blast of pollen. Brian Kelly, Owner of Home and Garden, told 22News, “Anytime you have things budding you’re going to see the pollen count high but I think this is normal, everything is budding all at once and with a sudden blast of heat that’s why we’re seeing a high pollen count.” 

The main culprits are maple, birch, and juniper. 

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