ST. LOUIS – Preliminary assessments from the National Weather Service (NWS) show at least eight tornadoes touched down in areas south of St. Louis and across the river in Illinois on Saturday, up from earlier reports.

Six of the eight tornadoes were rated EF-1, with one of the twisters scoring a 0 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale, which is based on “estimated wind speeds and related damage.” Fortunately, no injuries or fatalities have been reported or confirmed as of Sunday afternoon.

(Courtesy: National Weather Service)

In St. Louis County, an EF-1 tornado with 100-mile per hour winds touched down in Fenton and moved about 4.5 miles through Sunset Hills.

The tornado with the shortest path happened in Hillsboro. An EF-0 tornado with winds of 77 miles an hour touched down for a little more than a half-mile.

In Pevely, an EF-1 twister tore up Jefferson County for about 1 mile, the NWS said.

Just south of Pevely, a weak EF-1 tornado traveled approximately 4 miles from northwest of Festus to Herculaneum.

FOX 2 previously reported on an apparent tornado striking Hecker, Illinois, a village of about 500 residents, in Monroe County. Hecker is located approximately 30 miles southeast of St. Louis. According to the NWS, that tornado began in Maeystown, Illinois, and traveled approximately 19.5 miles northeast through Hecker and into St. Clair County, with winds topping 100 miles an hour.

The NWS reported a pair of EF-1 tornadoes in Belleville and Swansea, respectively. The Belleville twister had a three-mile path and estimated wind speeds of 98 miles an hour. The Swansea tornado was on the ground for a little over 1.1 miles, and had a top speed of 85 miles per hour.

In Valmeyer, Illinois, an EF-0 tornado carved a five-mile path of destruction in the village of more than 1,200 residents.

The National Weather Service’s tornado survey team is continuing to inspect storm damage from across the area to see if tornadoes landed elsewhere.

Corrections: This story has been updated with the increased number of reported tornadoes, according to the National Weather Service of St. Louis. In addition, a previous version of this story had an incorrect measurement for the length of the Pevely tornado. It has since been adjusted. We regret the error.