warm front


: an advancing edge of a warm air mass

Examples of warm front in a Sentence

An approaching warm front often means that rain is coming.
Recent Examples on the Web By Friday, a large low-pressure system drives north into the Midwest and pulls a strong warm front up the East Coast to bring our next round of 70s, with a shot to even pop into the 80s on Saturday. Matt Rogers, Washington Post, 28 Mar. 2023 The front will then reverse course and head back north Wednesday night, as a warm front from the south pushes it toward South Florida, which could cause cloud cover later in the week. Angie Dimichele, Sun Sentinel, 9 Jan. 2024 Confidence: Medium-High Tomorrow night: An approaching warm front turns skies back to mostly cloudy. Molly Robey, Washington Post, 24 Dec. 2023 The storm system is expected to move east and drag a warm front across the area Friday, followed by a cold front Friday evening into Saturday. Alexandra E. Petri, Los Angeles Times, 17 Nov. 2023 Showers or even a quick thunderstorm are possible early Tuesday as a warm front reinforces milder, moister air. A. Camden Walker, Washington Post, 31 Mar. 2023 The National Weather Service says rain from a warm front moving in from the coast will show up in Portland between 9-11 a.m. oregonlive, 21 Apr. 2023 There will be the potential for storms to form in the vicinity or south of that warm front during the afternoon and evening hours on Sunday, according to forecasters. Leigh Morgan, al, 23 Mar. 2023 Snow levels will climb overnight as a warm front moves into the region by Wednesday and changes snow into rain in the lower elevations. oregonlive, 29 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of warm front was in 1921

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“Warm front.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/warm%20front. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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warm front

: an advancing edge of a warm air mass

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