A front was moving through


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They found Seth Hubbard in the general area where he had promised to be, though not exactly in the condition expected. He was at the end of a rope, six feet off the ground and twisting slightly in the wind. A front was moving through and Seth was soaked when they found him, not that it mattered.

From Sycomore Row by John Grishm

What does it mean A front was moving through?

Thank you
  • Thank you for your answer. Is this a common expression ? Is there any weather signs that a normal person could rely on to use this expression ?
    A front was moving through and Seth was soaked
    The author is counting on the reader to make the connection between him being wet and rain, since he's outside, which confirms beyond doubt that the reference is to a weather front.

    It's hard to think of what else it could be anyway.

    Weather reporters on the news often talk about a cold front or warm front or whatever moving through an area.