Pollen count in Georgia hits extreme for first time this year

Georgia is experiencing a high pollen count this week

Health officials say the pollen count in Georgia is soaring this week.

The Atlanta Allergy and Asthma Clinic reports that the pollen count hit the extremely high range on Tuesday for the first time
this year. Wednesday's pollen count of 2,459 on Wednesday was also extremely high.

Allergy specialists say four trees are contributing to the high count: ash, birch, mulberry and oak.

FOX 31's Chief Meteorologist Mike Morrison says allergy sufferers in Southwest Georgia should get some relief by this weekend as rain moves into the area.

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