If you're allergic to pollen, beware: tree and grass pollen counts are expected to increase by Saturday in Martinez.
Martinez Patch recommends you keep a pack of tissues in your pocket this week. This editor sure is!
Higher temperatures and windier weather mean an increase in the concentration of pollen grains flying through the air in the Martinez area through Saturday, according to the forecast website, pollen.com.
Tree pollen is currently at a medium to high level count, but is expected to increase to "high" for Thursday and "very high" Friday and Saturday, according our area's forecast on weather.com.
Help this editor and your neighbors: what do you do to cope with scratchy eyes, swollen sinuses and the endless sneezing during such an unforgiving hay fever season? Tell us in the comments.