By Brian Lada – AccuWeather
A major severe weather event is set to unfold across the northern U.S. Plains and Canadian Prairies on Monday and Monday night with possible large, damaging tornadoes.
The threat will come as a potent storm system swings eastward out of the Rockies, providing ample energy for severe thunderstorms to tap into an area from southern Manitoba to Kansas.
“There will be a lot of energy clashing with a surge of heat and humidity coming northward from the Plains,” said AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Brett Anderson.
All of this energy will contribute to the intensity of the thunderstorms on Monday into Tuesday, bringing the threat of tornadoes.
In addition to tornadoes, thunderstorms are also expected to produce damaging winds, hail, frequent lightning and torrential downpours as they develop on Monday and roll eastward through Monday night.