DENVER (CBS4) – On the weather map we have the tail end of a cold front moving south along the Colorado/Kansas state line. This front helped spark a few large thunderstorms south of Colorado Springs down into southern Colorado. A severe storm produced a tornado near the town of Walsh in Baca County. Walsh also had baseball size hail and trees blown down in strong damaging winds. The town of Holly had 1.5 inches of rain in about 10 minutes from a big afternoon storm Sunday.
A warming trend is in the offing for the first half of the week ahead. A high pressure will be moving in bringing in temperatures into the 90s across the western slope on Monday. With 70s to low 80s in the mountains and a lot more 80 degree highs over the eastern plains to start the week.
There is a chance for isolated afternoon and evening storms across eastern Colorado on Monday. A few of them may be severe producing up to 1 inch diameter hail and up to 50 mph wind gusts from Denver down into southern Colorado.