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.
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A mix of heavy rain and sleet has also been forecast throughout today.
"Sleet or light snow can be expected at higher elevations from Tuesday to Thursday, and even fall at lower elevations on Wednesday.
However, the wintry cocktail of snow, sleet and rain will never be too far away.
The sleet and snow will stay with us for the majority of the day and continue into Wednesday morning.
"On Monday, showers of rain, hail and sleet will follow from the west overnight on moderate to fresh west to northwest winds.
"The freezing rain and sleet and snow will be accompanied by strong southeasterly winds which will pose an additional hazard to travel, in particular over high ground."
The storm, which has already caused snow and ice as far south as Louisiana and Arkansas, is expected to bring snow, freezing rain, and sleet to our area before 1 p.m., followed by snow and sleet until 4 p.m.
Strong winds and gales are predicted in Scotland and forecasters have warned there could also be snow, hail and sleet on high ground.
And this means some sleet and snow could fall on the hills above the town by the end of the month.
Snow and sleet could continue on and off through Monday in counties north of Interstate 88, including parts of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake and McHenry, according to the National Weather Service.
It will be mostly cloudy on Tuesday as well, with rain and sleet in Bosnia and rain in Herzegovina.
IRELAND was hit by an Arctic weather snap last night with snow, ice and sleet making driving conditions hazardous.
Temperatures could fall as low as -4C with snow and sleet, say weathermen.
THE Midlands is braced for a freezing weekend with sleet and even snow forecast in certain parts.
Parts of Northumberland saw flurries of snow overnight yesterday with hail and sleet falling across Newcastle and the coast on Monday evening.