'Bomb cyclone' images show storm rolling into California

A dangerous cyclone that formed off the coast of California unloaded torrential rain, and damaging winds on the region. 

California barely recovered from an onslaught of damage caused by a round of storms last week, and yet another system rolled toward the Golden State. 

On Wednesday morning, Bay Area residents woke to some light rain and winds, but the brunt of the storm, the main event, didn't arrive until the late afternoon.

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The National Weather Service Bay Area said Wednesday morning that many questioned whether the storm was still lining up as severe weather didn't immediately kick into high gear.

"It's still coming," the weather agency said in a tweet with a satellite image of the storm forming off the Pacific Coast and marching toward California.