Golf-ball size hail pelted parts of Atlanta late Friday and early Saturday, causing widespread but largely minor damage, according to the National Weather Service.
High winds also blew down power lines and trees throughout the region.
"Tornadoes have been reported in southern Alabama, western Georgia and northern Florida," said a forecaster for the southern region, adding that the south should continue to be on guard for severe storms through the rest of Saturday.
The storms are from the same severe weather system that spawned a tornado that hit the town of Brandon, Miss. Friday.
Tornado watches were in effect Saturday for parts of Kentucky, Alabama and Georgia. The storms were expected to wind down by Saturday evening.
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