Photo courtesy of Missouri State Highway Patrol

MOUNT VERNON, Mo. — The National Weather Service office in Springfield has deployed assessment teams today to survey storm damage from a possible tornado in southwest Missouri. On Sunday night, National Weather service radar indicated a tornado likely touched down briefly near Mount Vernon. The detection led to the issuance of a tornado warning for Lawrence County around 8:00 p.m.

A few buildings were reported down about two miles south of Mount Vernon. Destroyed trees were also reported. There were no reports of injuries.

Troopers with the Missouri Highway Patrol tweet pictures from the scene. Elsewhere, strong thunderstorm winds took down large tree limbs at a house near Grovespring in Wright County Sunday night.

Courtesy of Karen Libby with Missourinet television partner station KOLR-10 in Springfield.