risk of (some inclement weather)

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risk of (some inclement weather)

A significant chance of some kind of unpleasant weather, such as rain, snow, lightning, etc., occurring. I just heard that there's a risk of rain tomorrow. I hope our football game doesn't get canceled. You should never set off on a hike when there's a risk of lightning.
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risk of rain

 and risk of showers; risk of thunder(-storms)
a chance of precipitation. (Used only in weather forecasting. There is no "risk" of hazard or injury involved.) And for tomorrow, there is a slight risk of showers in the morning. There is a 50 percent risk of rain tonight.
See also: of, rain, risk
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"A band of showers will affect Atlantic coastal counties late in the night, some with hail and a risk of sleet on high ground.
Britain is braced for a raw cold snap with an easterly wind chill pushing temperatures down with a risk of sleet or snow falling in many areas.
Huddersfield weatherman Paul Stevens has warned that temperatures could get as low as minus 3degC tomorrow night, with the risk of sleet or snow over the next 48 hours.
But there is a strong risk of sleet and snow showers across many areas late Wednesday to Thursday.
Weather forecasters said there was a risk of sleet and snow over high ground in North Wales overnight.
Forecaster Jim O'Brien said: "Daytime temperatures look like dropping down near zero towards the end of the week with a further risk of sleet and snow.
Conditions will worsen on Sunday with a risk of sleet towards early evening.
Friday will also see a growing risk of sleet and snow on Scotland's high ground.
"Sleet and snow is forecast for high ground and there is a risk of sleet on lower levels away from the coast.
"Christmas Eve and Christmas Day looK set to be much the same, with mainly wet and windy weather but also some RISK of sleet or snow.
"There's also a risk of sleet or snow during Tuesday but it's fairly unlikely anything will settle because of the ground being warm.
'There is a risk of sleet and snow showers over the Welsh mountains but for most of the country on Saturday there will be more cloud and a possibility of drizzle.'
Experts say, however, air from the Arctic mass in the middle of next week will bring snow to the north and the risk of sleet in the south.
"Tomorrow there is still a risk of sleet and snow showers, possibly heavy, but again widespread ice looks like it will cause the main problems."