Warm temps and dry conditions will cause pollen counts to rise to extreme levels over the next couple of days. Counts jumped over the weekend from 54 on Saturday, to 1691 Sunday, and today 2093. The dry, warm conditions will continue through Wednesday and we can expect pollen counts to continue to rise as well.
Generally, trees release pollen early in the morning around dawn and counts near the source will be highest in the morning. Urban counts will increase as the pollen travels toward the area and usually peaks at the middle of the day. Pollen counts decrease by late afternoon.
Besides avoiding the outdoors during peak times, you can employ other measures to reduce your reaction to tree pollen. Use the air conditioner rather than opening windows and turning on fans, particularly at night and early morning. Set the air conditioner on recirculate to remove pollen from the indoor air.