A funnel cloud was spotted near Sacramento, California, on Tuesday afternoon, according to reports.
However, it’s not clear if it touched down. A tornado warning was issued for Glenn and Butte counties, says The Weather Channel.
Meanwhile, thunderstorms, possibly with small hail, could roll in Tuesday in Northern California.
Higher up, forecasters say 6 to 12 inches of snow could hit about 4,000 feet with 1 to 2 feet on the higher peaks. The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a winter storm warning above 3,500 feet for heavy snow, which is in effect from 6 p.m. Monday to 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Mountain travel could be hazardous with slick road and motorist should carry chains and watch speeds, especially above 3,500 feet.
The storm was expected to reach Southern California overnight Monday, spreading moderate rain down the Central Coast to the Los Angeles basin by Tuesday afternoon. Snow levels will lower to 4,500 feet late that night, forecasters said. Skies will clear out Wednesday
The April 1 snow survey in the Sierra Nevada that Brown attended measured at a dismal 5 percent of historical average.
That same day Brown announced an order requiring the State Water Resources Control Board to implement measures in cities and towns to cut the state’s overall water usage by 25 percent compared with 2013 levels.
Dry skies and mild weather is expected to be back by in the Bay Area and the mountains by Wednesday afternoon.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.