05/11/2015 11:54 EDT | Updated 05/11/2016 05:59 EDT

Possible tornadoes, severe weather move towards southern Ontario

Southern Ontario appears to be in the path of a storm front that could spawn tornadoes in the southern Great Lakes region Monday afternoon and evening.

The U.S. National Weather Service's storm prediction centre is forecasting a risk of severe thunderstorms Monday afternoon from southern Texas across the lower Mississippi, Tennessee and Ohio valleys, the Midwest and into the southern Great Lakes area.

The main threats will be damaging winds and large hail, with a couple tornadoes possible across the southern Great Lakes, the agency said in an online statement.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's outlook on its website, nearly 43 million people are in the path of the storm system that's moving northeast from Texas towards Windsor, Ont.

Environment Canada has not issued any watches or warnings for southern Ontario.