( AP) 11:30 p.m. - Northern California has been drenched and wind-whipped by a day of unpredictable weather that saw thunderstorms and even reports of possible tornadoes but no reports of major damage.
The National Weather Service says Wednesday morning commuters got drenched by fierce on- and off showers from Sacramento through the Bay Area and the Central Valley but most rain totals were below an inch.
Tornado warnings were up in some areas of Placer and Glenn counties north of Sacramento, and reports of funnel clouds. But the warnings expired Wednesday night.
Forecasters say showers are possible through the weekend, tapering off Sunday. Most areas will see a quarter to an inch of rain, and the Sierras could get 1 to 2 feet of weekend snow.
STO issues Tornado Warning for Placer, Sacramento, Sutter [CA] till 7:00 PM PDT https://t.co/zcNLkDOXrO— NWS Sacramento (@NWSSacramento) March 27, 2014
STO issues Tornado Warning for Butte, Glenn [CA] till 6:45 PM PDT https://t.co/BHMw8BhIAs— NWS Sacramento (@NWSSacramento) March 27, 2014
Strong storm along I-80 near Citrus Heights and another one in Roseville. Heavy rain, small hail along with dangerous lightning #cawx— NWS Sacramento (@NWSSacramento) March 27, 2014
STO issues Tornado Warning for Butte, Glenn [CA] till 6:00 PM PDT https://t.co/yCEGobnIPs— NWS Sacramento (@NWSSacramento) March 27, 2014
Strong Thunderstorm over Redding. Be alert for heavy rain and accumulating small hail, gusty winds and dangerous lightning. #cawx— NWS Sacramento (@NWSSacramento) March 26, 2014
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