Rain brings more than relief from drought to Charlotte region

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - This week's rain has brought more than just relief from the dry conditions across the Carolinas.  With the welcome showers has come a break from the heat, relief for allergy sufferers and a reduction in pollution.

With low pressure to our West bringing in plenty of Gulf moisture, showers and isolated storms will continue to pop up along a stationary front draped over the Carolinas.  

Thanks to the rain and clouds highs will only climb into the upper 70s this afternoon; a welcome break from the triple digit temperatures we were sweating through less than a week ago.  The showers have also cleared the atmosphere of pollutants such as ozone that were dangerously high over the weekend and lowered pollen levels that had allergy sufferers barricaded inside for much of the Spring.

Until that front lifts North, temperatures will remain cool, humidity will remain high and concentrations of allergens and pollutants will stay low.  

To find out how long we can enjoy this pleasant weather, click here for a look at your 7 Day Forecast.