Blame the Wind for Bad Allergies and Warmer-than-average Temperatures in Dallas-Fort Worth

If your allergies gave you a hard time over the weekend, blame the wind.Winds from the southwest blew mountain cedar north from Central Texas to Dallas-Fort Worth over the past couple of days, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Patricia Sanchez, leading to sneezing and watery eyes for many North Texans.The winds also are the reason for the above-average temperatures in the area, Sanchez said. A high-pressure system is centered over the Gulf of Mexico, which results in prevailing winds from the southwest, she said. Highs in Dallas-Fort Worth were expected to reach the low 70s Monday, according to KXAS-TV (NBC5) meteorologist Grant Johnston. Normal highs for the month of January in North Texas are in the mid-50s, according to the National Weather Service.  Continue reading...

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