Allergy Forecast For Wilmington: What Pollen Rates Are Expected

Christopher Huffaker

WILMINGTON, MA — The warming weather is a welcome prospect for many during the coronavirus crisis, but the blossoming plants and flowers in Wilmington mean that allergies are set to rev up in the coming weeks.

The parks in bloom might be nice to look at, but for many residents in Wilmington with allergies, it means a whole lot of congestion and other uncomfortable symptoms.

Here is the pollen breakdown from the Weather Channel for the next three days in Wilmington:

Tree Pollen

  • Wednesday night: High level

  • Thursday: High level

  • Friday: High level

Grass Pollen

  • Wednesday night: None

  • Thursday: None

  • Friday: None

Ragweed Pollen

  • Wednesday night: None

  • Thursday: None

  • Friday: None

The Weather Channel also provides an allergy forecast for the next 15 days in Wilmington. You can find the longer forecast on its website.

According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, the most common symptoms of allergies are sneezing, nasal congestion, runny nose, watery eyes, itchy throat and eyes, and wheezing.

It's a list that people with allergies know all too well.

Here’s how AccuWeather, a weather forecasting service, suggests you can relieve your symptoms:

  • Stay inside in the morning (if possible).

“Pollen counts are highest in the early morning, between 5 and 10 a.m.,” Robert Sporter, a doctor at ENT & Allergy Associates, told AccuWeather.

  • Keep indoor air clean.

  • Keep windows closed.

  • Carry an allergy relief kit that includes over-the-counter products such as antihistamines and eye drops.

This article originally appeared on the Wilmington Patch