Fall allergies expected to be the worst in years

Posted at 5:09 PM, Oct 09, 2012
and last updated 2012-10-09 17:09:16-04

Richmond, VA (WTVR)- Have you been sniffling or sneezing over the last couple of days? It might not be because of the cold, rainy conditions we’ve seen this week. It may be fall allergies.

The fall allergy season is expected to be worse than normal this year because of the unusually warm summer, which has led to more ragweed.

Currently, 40 million Americans suffer from allergy symptoms such as a stuffy nose, itchy eyes and sneezing. And how bad your symptoms are may depend on where you live.

In case you’re wondering, Richmond ranks 71st on a list of the worst cities for fall allergy sufferers.