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Cold Fronts Bring More Than Just Cool Temperatures

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    A cold front moved through North Texas Thursday morning, bringing more than just a drop in temperatures. (Published Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016)

    A cold front moved through North Texas Thursday morning, so it's no surprise that it will be cooler.

    But a cold front does more to our weather than just drop temperatures.

    Before a front passes the weather conditions look like this:
    Winds - South or Southwest
    Temperature - Warm
    Pressure - Falling steadily
    Clouds - Increasing
    Precipitation - Showers, storms. Especially along the leading edge of the front
    Dew Point - High

    Afterward:
    Wind - North or Northwest
    Temperature - Dropping
    Pressure - Rising steadily
    Clouds - Fair weather cumulus or clearing
    Precipitation - Showers, clearing
    Dew Point - Lowering

    Every weather event is different, but this is a good generalization of what a cold front does.