How recent weather is affecting allergy sufferers

The drought has caused mold to be pretty much none existent this entire summer

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – It was a nice fall day with lots of sunshine.

Right now ragweed and mold are the primary allergens that might be giving you problems. If you’ve been sneezing and sniffling lately you’re not alone. The sunny and dry weather we’ve been experiencing over the last couple of days is making conditions right for an increase in ragweed pollen.

The drought we’ve been experiencing did have an effect on the allergy season this summer. Interestingly with the drought that we’ve had, mold was pretty much none existent this entire summer but with the wet weather we’ve had over the past three weeks people with mold allergies have also flared up more recently.

Dr. Roberston says while the dry weather keeps the mold in check it does allow for ragweed pollen to go up. He says once we get a hard frost the ragweed season will come to an end. Mold will tend to go dormant over the winter.