The forecast for Denver on Monday calls for some sunshine before possible rain and thunderstorms move into the afternoon, according to the National Weather Service in Boulder.

The city could experience a high of nearly 86 degrees, with increased cloudiness Monday afternoon, according to the weather service. The rain could start between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.

On Tuesday, the Denver area could see severe storms, with wind gusts of up to 60 mph and one-inch-diameter hail in the afternoon, according to the weather service.

Denver is expected to have temperatures in the mid-80s on Tuesday.

It will be a warm start to the week with highs in the mid 80s. Isolated spring storms will arise Monday through Wednesday afternoon. Cooler weather arrives on Friday.




Here are the forecasts for National Weather Service.

Monday: Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms between noon and 3 p.m., then slight chance of showers after 3 p.m. Increasing cloudiness, with a high near 86. Wind light variable becoming northwest 6 to 11 mph in the morning. Winds could blow up to 18 mph. The chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tuesday: 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms, mostly after 3 p.m. Mainly sunny, with highs near 84. Windy, with south-southwest winds at 5 to 15 mph becoming north-northeast in the afternoon. Winds could blow up to 18 mph.

Wednesday: A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Partly sunny, with highs near 77. Wind light variable becoming south southeast 6 to 11 mph in the morning. Winds could blow up to 20 mph. The chance of precipitation is 40%.

Thusday: Mainly sunny, with a high near 87. Windy.