Drawing of a storm front moving into a region on Earth.
Leave the Tour and read about other kinds of storm fronts.
On Earth, cold fronts occur when heavy cold air pushes lighter warm air upwards. Cumulus clouds form and usually grow into thunderstorms. Rain, snow, sleet, and hail can occur with a cold front on Earth.
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