warm front


Definition of 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 Forecasters will be watching a warm front move northward into Alabama from the Gulf and possibly a complex of storms moving in from Mississippi. Leigh Morgan, al, "Severe weather risk expands to include all of Alabama," 23 Apr. 2021 The mild and moist air will arrive Sunday morning as a warm front lifts north through the region, probably setting off some showers early in the day. Washington Post, "Threat of thunderstorms with damaging winds in D.C. area on Sunday," 27 Mar. 2021 There will be a chance for some showers Tuesday night ahead of a warm front that will be responsible for bringing, at least interior portions of the state, the warmest temperatures so far this year. courant.com, "Sunny, breezy start to the workweek; highs around 60," 25 Apr. 2021 Thursday will feel like spring, then another cool slap over the weekend before a more significant warm front arrives early next week with a few 60s, even 70s by Tuesday. Paul Douglas, Star Tribune, "Cool Weekend but a Real Warm Front Brewing Early Next Week," 20 Apr. 2021 National Weather Service meteorologist Kyle Klein said this week's temperatures are higher than average and are a result of a warm front. Slone Terranella, Detroit Free Press, "Expect sunshine, temperatures almost reaching 80s then some rain, clouds to end the week," 6 Apr. 2021 But the weather service added that depends on if a warm front can move inland along the coast. Leigh Morgan, al, "Flooding a big concern in south Alabama today and Saturday," 16 Apr. 2021 Metro Detroit is headed for plenty of rain this week, as a warm front hovers over lower Michigan. Minnah Arshad, Detroit Free Press, "Metro Detroit weather forecast: Expect a warm, rainy week," 5 Apr. 2021 There’s an outside chance that Thursday may end up warmer, depending on whether a warm front can move to our north. Washington Post, "D.C.-area forecast: Chilly for much of the week, and damp and raw at times, too," 15 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of warm front

1921, in the meaning defined above

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12 May 2021

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“Warm front.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/warm%20front. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of warm front

: the front edge of a moving mass of warm air

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