Beating a record is usually a good thing, but not this time. Wednesday’s pollen count soared to an extremely high 4,667 particles per cubic meter of air, which is bad news for allergy sufferers, according to Atlanta Allergy and Asthma. RELATED: Feeling yucky? It’s probably the high pollen count RELATED: Tips to allergy-proof your home RELATED: Atlanta's pollen: A bad wheezin' and sneezin' season RELATED: Metro Atlanta pollen count and allergy index That eclipses last year’s season high of 3,559 and the 2016 season high of 4,106. “Today marks the highest pollen count since April 9, 2015,” Atlanta Allergy and Asthma said in a statement to the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “On that day it was 6,152.” HIGHEST POLLEN COUNTS OVER THE PAST DECADE March 31, 2017: 3,559March 29, 2016: 4,106April 9, 2015: 6,152April 4, 2014: 5,230April 11, 2013: 8,023March 20, 2012: 9,369March 24, 2011: 3,939April 7, 2010: 5,733April 6, 2009: 3,584April 14, 2008: 3,332 After days of temps in the 80s, trees and other plants are finally releasing excessive pollen, Atlanta Allergy and Asthma Dr. Stanley Fineman told The AJC. “The windy conditions also contribute to higher pollen counts,” he said. “We are seeing patients with increasing allergy symptoms in light of these weather conditions.” The good news, however, for allergy sufferers is that temperatures are dropping. Bartow, Cherokee and Paulding counties are even facing a freeze warning early Thursday, according to Channel 2 Action News. MORE: Freeze warning issued as rain subsides » Download The Atlanta Journal-Constitution app for weather alerts on-the-go.