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.
Rain will come to an end quickly this afternoon and evening, with a cool and breezy night ahead. Rain returns to th… https://t.co/O5BvvphAS9— NWS Austin/San Antonio (@NWS Austin/San Antonio)1609965471.0
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.
The Texas Department of State Health Services will allocate 332,750 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to 212 providers this week, with the bulk assigned to hub providers that are focused on widespread community distribution events. Six of those providers are in Travis County.
With the latest allocation of 16,450 sent to Travis County this week, the county will have received 104,275 doses of the vaccine. Local public health officials estimate that there are 285,000 area residents who fall in the 1A and 1B priority groups, meaning that around 37% of them should have access to doses seven weeks into the rollout process.
Here's where the latest allotment is going:
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The California exodus has made headlines for several years now, and even more recently, with thousands of West Coasters seeking tax relief, less-expensive real estate and a simpler lifestyle in Texas' capital city.
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