cold front


Definition of cold front 

: an advancing edge of a cold air mass

Examples of cold front in a Sentence

A cold front will move in tomorrow, bringing with it clear skies.

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While a cold front will pass through tonight with a few possible showers and perhaps a thunderstorm, severe weather is not expected. Gary Lessor,, "Sunny, Hot, Humid Conditions Tuesday," 9 July 2018 When the cold front passed, high temperatures dropped from the 90s to the 50s, and several inches of snow accumulated in the higher elevations. Angela Fritz, Washington Post, "Summer solstice is approaching, but snow piled up across Northwest this weekend," 11 June 2018 Forecasters expect scattered thunderstorms Sunday afternoon and evening could add to those totals as a cold front passes through the region from the Ohio Valley. Scott Dance,, "Maryland weather: Wet streak to end briefly before potentially pleasant Memorial Day weekend," 20 May 2018 An approaching cold front will bring considerable cloudiness to Augusta on Saturday morning and rain is expected to begin before noon. Brandon Miller, CNN, "The weather at the Masters is likely to be as up and down as the scores," 4 Apr. 2018 Storms are expected to arrive this afternoon ahead of a cold front before exiting in the evening. Leada Gore,, "Timing for severe weather threat in Alabama: When will storms arrive where I live?," 19 Mar. 2018 Temperatures dropped some 20 to 25 degrees in a couple of hours as the cold front passed close to the lakefront and winds shifted northeast off the cold waters of Lake Michigan. Tom Skilling,, "Late winter-like weather returns Thursday," 1 Mar. 2018 Tuesday does get hot and more humid, with a shower or storm possible courtesy of a late-day cold front. Brian Jackson, Washington Post, "D.C.-area forecast: Holding summer at bay for one more day," 8 July 2018 The storms formed in advance of a cold front that will usher in much cooler and less humid weather for most of the weekend. Tom Skilling,, "Heat exits amid strong storms, heavy rain," 5 July 2018

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1921, in the meaning defined above

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: the front edge of a moving mass of cold air

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