The rain has picked up so far this spring after a brutally dry fall and that has brought the city of Charlotte out of a drought.
Eyewitness News has been working with climate researchers to find out why you may still need to think about conserving water.
Recently storms have been rolling through Charlotte just about every other day.
"Now it seems like we're getting back to that rainy season," said Zach Cheslak.
"We're doing a lot better now," said Deke Arndt.
Climate Chief Arndt at the National Climate Center said this rainy stretch arrived at just the right time.
"Every little bit helps, especially in the winter when it's cooler and there's less evaporation," he said.
It is better now, but the drought may come back soon.
Changes are not going to happen overnight. Whatever happens it's still going to take a lot of time to help undo the past.
Eyewitness News has been looking at the long range forecast and the current weather patterns and something caught our eye. The atmosphere has essentially been getting stuck in these feast or famine patterns and you get stuck with either heavy rain or absolutely nothing.
"You set up in dry or wet or cold regime and you just hang out longer than you typically would," said Ardnt.
Despite the recent rain, be prepared to conserve water.
Take short showers and think of using water-resistant plants for your yard.
"There are two guarantees when you are in a drought: The drought will end and the other guarantee is there will be another drought," said Ardnt.