SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

A cold winter storm will impact the Tri-Counties today.  The storm originated in the Gulf of Alaska.  It will bring periods of rain and gusty winds along with the possibility of thunderstorms and small hail.  Snow will fall as low as 2,000 feet in our local mountains. 

We can expect to receive between one-third and two-thirds inches of rain by Wednesday morning.  High elevation mountain areas could receive up to a foot of snow.