Threat of rain gives way to ragweed as pollen count jumps this week

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The majority of the region be dry tonight with partly cloudy skies. There is still a chance for a few spotty showers early this evening as a cold front passes. Overnight lows will be in the mid 60s for the city and in the 50s for outlying suburbs north and west.

High pressure from Canada will move in allowing for the rest of the week to be dry and cooler than average. Winds will increase from the northwest to 10-20 mph sustained by tomorrow afternoon. The pollen count will be high tomorrow due to the the combination to today’s rainfall and the wind. In addition the grasses, ragweed is now a concern for those who are affected by it.


The tropics are relatively quiet but the National Hurricane Center in Miami are focusing on two tropical waves in the Western Carribbean Sea and off the African Coast near the Cape Verde Islands. While the probability is low for development is low in the near future, they are worth monitoring into next week.