Why it’s going to be a bad day for people with allergies

Posted at 6:38 AM, Apr 23, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-23 06:38:49-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) - Most of central, eastern, northern and western Virginia are in a Red Flag Warning today, including the entire Greater Richmond Metro Area.

We have the dangerous combination of gusty winds, dry vegetation and low relative humidity values.  Northwest winds will range 20 to 30 mph today, with higher gusts.

Those winds will lift "very high" tree pollen into the air and seriously aggravate your allergies today.

Drink plenty of water and take your allergy medications! Also, avoid being outdoors today if you suffer from tree pollen reactions.