Phillip’s Weather Trivia: What happens to temperatures before a cold front?

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Published: Dec. 8, 2021 at 2:38 PM EST
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - Fronts come and go and are often primary drivers for our weather. Each front has affect on our skies and temperatures. A cold front affects us both ahead of it and after it. What do you think happens to our temperatures before the front arrives?

Phillip's Weather Trivia Question Dec 8
Phillip's Weather Trivia Question Dec 8(WITN)

The definition of a cold front is the leading edge of cooler weather. Does it have any affect on temperatures ahead of it? Make your choice and see the answer below.

Phillip's Weather Trivia Answer Dec 8
Phillip's Weather Trivia Answer Dec 8(WITN)

A cold front usually has a warmer day ahead of it. As cool air approaches, it compresses the air ahead of it causing it to heat up. We typically have southerly winds ahead of the front as well helping to lift temperatures. A good example will happen this Saturday when we may see near record warmth ahead of a cold front coming through Saturday night. - Phillip Williams

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