Meteorology (Weather)/warm fronts


You hear a weather forecast in the middle of the summer that predicts a warm front moving in. Do you expect a quick violent storm or several days of rain? Why?

Hi Leslie

A warm front will bring warmer air to a location, it may also bring clouds and showers and or rain. Typically it either brings clouds and showers rather than prolong rain. The exception would be if the front stalled and became a stationary front. Severe weather (thunderstorms) typically arrive ahead of cold fronts.

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Donald Rosenfeld


Any questions (except private) answered from the 1st grade level on up pertaining to any aspect of Weather. I am a 20 year member of the American Meteorological society and a long time forecaster of eastern United States snow storms and Hurricanes.

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