Forecasters say tornado spotted in N. California

Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The National Weather Service says a tornado was sighted in Northern California as a winter storm passed through the area.

Meteorologist Johnnie Powell says a "weak" tornado was spotted in the Sacramento area north of Red Bluff on Tuesday shortly after 1:30 p.m.

Powell says the light funnel cloud has a preliminary rating of F0, meaning that it may have had winds speeds reaching between 40 to 70-miles-per-hour while causing little or no damage in the area.

Meanwhile, the storm has brought cooler temperatures and much-needed rain and snow in some parts of the state.