The past winter is turning out to be the bad gift that keeps on giving.

Because of all the snow we received, doctors are forecasting a rough spring allergy season.

Doctor Rachel Skekely is with the Cleveland Clinic,

"We're a little worried that maybe it might be a bad spring allergy season across most of the country.  When you have a lot of precipitation, obviously, you have more water in the soil and plants can grow better; so you get more plants, which equals more pollen."

Dr. Skekely goes on to say that pollen usually starts to weaken a bit when it rains - but then the mold allergies kick in.

So what can you do?  She advises to start taking your allergy meds EARLY!