Amidst the greatest health crisis in our lifetimes, seasonal allergy season is upon us at the Jersey Shore.

The last thing anyone needs right now is coughing, sneezing, sniffling and runny noses. But that is exactly what some of us are experiencing around the Jersey Shore from our seasonal allergies.

The culprit for allergy sufferers around the area is high tree pollen and ragweed levels. Remember there are some differentiating symptoms between COVID-19 and seasonal allergies.

The rain in the area may be keeping levels lower for now, but the weekend looks rough for allergy sufferers. Here are some of the levels being reported around different towns throughout Monmouth & Ocean Counties, according to

Freehold: medium today (6.8) but medium-high (7.9 - 9.5) for Fri., Sat. & Sun.

Point Pleasant: medium today (6.8), but up to 9.9 (high) tomorrow and staying over 10 through the weekend.

Belmar: 6.8 today up to 9.9 tomorrow and over 10 most of the weekend.

Red Bank: 8 today but levels shoot up to 10.2 tomorrow and over 11 both Friday and Saturday and close to 10 on Sunday (9.7- 12 is considered "high")

This is nothing new this time of year, but it does come with an added level of stress this time around. Remember, if you are not feeling well or have any concerns, reach out to a medical professional (tele doctor is a great resource).

Stay safe, stay healthy and be well.

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