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Central Texas winds are expected to reach 15 mph today with gusts up to 30 mph. With the north-northwest heavy breeze, cedar pollen is expected to be on the rise this weekend.


While cedar fever is known to mimic certain symptoms of COVID-19 including congestion, runny nose, headache, fatigue and change in smell or taste, it is still recommended people get tested for the virus as a precaution.

In addition to the pollen, there has also been an increase in mold particles due to the rain on Wednesday.

Austin is expecting to see below-freezing temperatures in the evenings due to a cold front moving in this weekend. Temperatures during the day are expected to remain in the 40s and 50 throughout the weekend with the possibility of a wintry mix on Sunday.

If you, or a loved one, are not feeling well due to allergies, remain indoors as much as possible, utilize a neti pot, take some over-the-counter allergy pills and maybe purchase a HEPA filter for home.

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