The National Weather Service has confirmed an EF-1 tornado did touch down in southeast Missouri during storms Wednesday night.
The twister touched down about 1.5 miles east-southeast of Kelso at 8:35 and traveled 6.5 miles across the Mississippi River before lifting up east-northeast of Thebes, Illinois. Its winds reached an estimated 95 miles per hour.
The storm uprooted or snapped off trees and destroyed outbuildings including a large farm shed. It also rolled three camper trailers and blew shingles and siding off some homes.
A tornado was also confirmed to have touched down Wednesday near Caledonia, in eastern Missouri. The Weather Service received no reports of damage beyond that to some trees.