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.
See also: of, risk
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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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There is a risk of thunder, while the rain is forecast to fall in the early morning and mid to late afternoon.
The second alert said storms may break out again tomorrow afternoon, with the risk of thunder, lightning, localised flooding and "large hail".
"In northern areas the showers could be heavy and there is the risk of thunder with showers turning wintry over high ground in Scotland.
Today will see a mixture of sunny spells and scattered showers, some of these perhaps turning heavy with a risk of thunder later.
Showers will locally be heavy, with a risk of thunder, especially near western coasts, and wintry over hills.
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