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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Temperatures reached the low to mid-90s Tuesday in most of Massachusetts, but scattered showers and thunderstorms triggered by an approaching cold front are expected to bring needed relief. Jeremy C. Fox,, "Cooling rain is expected in some places in Mass. tonight," 10 July 2018 Highs should again push 90, but an approaching cold front brings a reasonably good chance of showers and storms between the late afternoon and evening, which could be on the strong side. Jason Samenow, Washington Post, "D.C.-area forecast: It’s the hottest day of this heat wave, but it will stay steamy through Friday," 2 July 2018 Temperatures the past two days have been more like the first of March, but that is about to change Wednesday as an approaching cold front will bring mild air streaming up the Eastern Seaboard. Gary Lessor,, "Blustery, Rainy Wednesday But Temperatures To Reach 60 Degrees," 3 Apr. 2018 The boil advisory in Algiers followed previous advisories issued last week for the city's east bank after an arctic cold front lashed Louisiana. Beau Evans,, "Boil-water advisory lifted for Algiers: Sewerage & Water Board," 25 Jan. 2018 As reports of ice start rolling in, Houston Transtar is reporting closures Tuesday on northwest Harris County roadways due to an arctic cold front. Mayra Cruz, Houston Chronicle, "Icy roads prompt closures in northwest Harris County," 16 Jan. 2018 Thursday is expected to start off humid, Mr. Murray said, but temperatures will fall as a cold front moves in from the west and the chance of rain increases to between 20% and 30% on Friday and Saturday. Maya Sweedler, WSJ, "People Line Up in the Heat for Hottest Tickets in Town," 29 Aug. 2018 The storms are expected to bring a cold front, with Friday's temperatures hitting a high of 78 degrees and a low of 58 degrees, according to WDIV-TV (Channel 4). Deasia Paige, Detroit Free Press, "Afternoon storms bring cooler temps to metro Detroit for rest of week," 5 July 2018 An approaching cold front, likely to bring afternoon and evening thunderstorms Tuesday, will reduce the risk for elevated ozone, according to the DEP announcement. Diane Mastrull,, "DEP issues air-quality warning for Sunday as heat wave begins," 16 June 2018

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1921, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of cold front

: the front edge of a moving mass of cold air

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