Nimbostratus clouds are low-level, gray or dark clouds that are usually associated with steady, continuous rain or snow. These clouds typically form in the middle latitudes and are often seen in conjunction with a warm front or a stationary front. They are usually thick and can extend for several kilometers in all directions.
Nimbostratus clouds are formed when warm, moist air is forced to rise over a cooler air mass. As the air rises, it cools and the water vapor in it condenses into water droplets, forming the cloud. The cloud is characterized by a uniform gray or white color and a lack of distinct features or boundaries.
Nimbostratus clouds are not usually associated with thunderstorms or severe weather. However, they can produce heavy rain or snow for an extended period of time, which can lead to flooding or other hazards.