Less than 24 hours after a tornado touched down in downtown Atlanta, ripping holes in the roof of the Georgia Dome, the area is experiencing more severe weather and is under a tornado watch until 1 a.m. Sunday morning.
The National Weather Service confirmed late Saturday morning that an EF-2 tornado with winds up to 130 mph struck the city Friday night.
"This was clearly a tornado," Lans Rothfusz of the weather service's Peachtree City, Georgia, office said.
National Weather Service meteorologist Barry Gooden said the tornado in downtown Atlanta produced winds up to 110 miles an hour -- making it a strength EF1 on the Enhanced Fujita scale -- then grew into an EF2 tornado, which can produce winds up to 135 miles an hour.
With the Georgia Dome out of commission, remaining games in the SEC tournament were been moved to Alexander Memorial Coliseum on the campus of nearby Georgia Tech University.