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Warmer weather, higher pollen count forecast through the weekend

Scenes of late spring on the American River Parkway

The warm weather brought out plenty of bicyclists, runners, kayakers and others to the bike trail over the long Memorial Day Weekend 2016.
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The warm weather brought out plenty of bicyclists, runners, kayakers and others to the bike trail over the long Memorial Day Weekend 2016.

Northern California will see dry conditions and warmer weather through the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

Expect pollen counts to range from 7 to 9 on the pollen.com scale, meaning allergies will be medium to high through the weekend.

A stray shower is possible in the mountains overnight Saturday, but chances are small, and driving conditions in the Sierra is clear, the weather service reports.

Hay fever may be inevitable, but there are things we can do to prevent it from wrecking our spring. Knowing how to approach the pollen-heavy season is the key.

The seven-day forecast, according to the weather service:

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 78. Northwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.

Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 51. Northwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming south southeast after midnight.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. South wind 7 to 9 mph.

Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 50. South southwest wind around 9 mph.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. South wind around 9 mph becoming west in the morning.

Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 50.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 73.

Monday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53.

Tuesday: A slight chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 68.

Tuesday night: A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 71.

Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 70.

Jessica Hice: 916-321-1550, @JesserPea

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