(AP) Friday, March 27 --The National Weather Service says a funnel cloud touched down near Roseville shortly after 6:15 p.m. last night.
A Fire Department Division Chief tells the Merced Sun-Star that 12 houses suffered roof damage and six reported fence damage.
No injuries are reported.
The weather service says a tornado also touched down in Ordbend, in Glenn County. KNTV says there are reports of at least four twisters, which are rare for California.
The northern half of the state is experiencing wild weather including thunderstorms packing heavy winds.
Showers are likely to continue through the weekend.
UPDATE 6:40 P.M. - Firefighters continue to make progress on the Washington Fire. As of late Thursday afternoon, containment stood at 15 percent. Crews remain focused on keeping the fire away from the community of Markleeville.
The Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District said the region's air quality is forecast to be unhealthy for sensitive groups Thursday.