Lightning strikes were reported in San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties Monday night, according to the National Weather Service.
The National Weather Service in Sacramento said it had no reports of injuries from the tornado, which hit about 3:15 p.m. Monday near Yuba City, about 40 miles north of Sacramento.
Newly downgraded Tropical Storm Isaac plodded its way across Louisiana on Wednesday, inundating parts of a mostly rural area southeast of New Orleans with drenching rains and fierce winds.
More rain and snow are on the way for Northern and Central California. The season’s first big storm arrived in the Bay Area in full force Friday night and created hazardous conditions along the coast and on the roads Saturday morning.
The National Weather Service said no damage has been reported after the tornado was spotted in a rural area about 5 miles north of Yuba City around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.
A Fairfield police dispatcher reported thunderstorms with “big chunks of hail” moved through the city around 3:40 p.m.
The month’s most powerful storm slammed the Bay Area on Thursday, flooding roadways, knocking out power to thousands and triggering evacuations due to an overflowing river.
The Bay Area was readying for yet another round of storms, with rain and strong winds.
While there may not be a snow day in downtown San Francisco, residents in the city’s highest elevations could catch glimpses of snowflakes.