Take note of the development of a frontal system

The saying goes: ‘Come the wind before the rain, soon be setting sail again.’ When a cold front is moving in, if the wind picks up before the rain, the storm is likely to be less severe and shorter. If the rain arrives before the wind, the opposite is true.

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