STOCKTON, Calif. - The National Weather Service on Thursday issued a tornado warning for parts of Northern California and a funnel cloud was even spotted.
The warning covered the areas of eastern San Joaquin, northern Stanislaus, Calaveras and Amador counties.
Footage from around the area shows funnel clouds forming in the sky.
It didn't end up touching down, but the storm that created it ended up dropping heavy rain as well.
While the warning expired at 5:15 p.m. for Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties on Thursday, it was extended for Calaveras and Amador counties.
Weather officials ended up canceling the warning before 6 p.m. because the storm that prompted the warning weakened below severe limits and was longer appears capable of producing a tornado.
The San Joaquin County Office of Emergency Services tweeted around 4:44 p.m. for residents to, "TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building, avoid windows."
Residents said they've never seen anything like it.
"It was crazy," said one man driving in his car. "The wind picked up, the skies got dark and the rain was like I've never seen. I've been out here 15 years and I've never seen it rain that hard, that fast."