Kelly Hatmaker/Brett Blume

ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO. (KMOX) –  Damage reports have begun rolling in after brief but powerful thunderstorms passed through early Wednesday morning.

 High winds appeared to cause most of the problems, ripping down tree limbs that were 6-to- 8 inches in diameter across St. Charles County.

A tree was blown over into a house in St. Peters by winds that were measured at more than 60-miles per hour at one point.

There were no early reports of any injuries.

National Weather Service officials in Weldon Spring didn’t have to go far to monitor the storms — they say an inch of rain fell on their headquarters in one 15-minute span, and they also got pea-sized hail.

Nearly 2,000 homes and businesses were without power as of 6:30 am, according to Ameren Missouri, again centered mostly in St. Charles County.

That’s down from 3,000-plus just after the storm passed through around 5 am.

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