Allergy sufferers welcome bad weather

Rain lowers pollen count which could help allergy sufferers / Sean Streicher

With showers in the forecast, locals who suffer from pollen allergies have a reason to be happy.

That's because the rain cleanses the air of pollen, allowing people a temporary reprieve.

With the pollen season running from mid-December through November, the relief is welcomed.

Unfortunately for people with mold allergies, the story isn't the same. "If you also have a mold allergy, that gets worse with the rain, and right after the rain" explained Dr. Robinson of the Asthma and Allergy Clinic of Georgia.

Dr. Robinson also says if you're really suffering, check out some of the allergy medicine available over the counter.