Spring is here in Eastern Carolina, and that can only mean one thing -- pollen.
Cars are starting to turn yellow, and people are beginning to sneeze and wheeze more thanks to flowers blooming and trees pollinating. We started really seeing the stuff the first of the week and now it's everywhere.
While the yellow pine pollen is certainly the most visible, experts say the reason you may be having trouble with your allergies is due to pollen from other trees, such as oaks.
Many people simply stay inside with their windows shut during this month-long pollination process. Others hope for rain to wash it away.
Doctors say the worst time for people with allergies to be outside now is during the morning and afternoon hours.