A small, bowing segment of showers moved out of southeast Kansas Monday evening and produced some severe winds.
There were multiple reports of tree damage and damage to a barn in southeastern Kansas. As this line moved quickly northeast, it produced a wind gust to 64 mph at Ft. Scott, Kansas and ultimately produced some damage in Nevada, Missouri before rapidly weakening.
Such small scale bursts of wind are possible when storms transfer wind energy found higher up in the atmosphere closer to the ground through downdrafts. This can be enhanced when the air is dry near the ground as it was last evening. The overall dry and stable nature of the atmosphere over the Ozarks is what rapidly weakened the line of rain as it finished crossing the area last night.
The Springfield National Weather Service has a list of storm reports and a radar loop: