We've had a little break from winter storms this week, but winter is not through dishing out the bad stuff yet. You don't have to have a doctorate degree to know that cold air to the north and storms going by to the south in February mean SNOW.

There is a little storm coming through Colorado now, and it will spread snow onto the Plains Thursday night. This one won't be too bad, with a maximum of 5 or 6 inches in southwestern Nebraska and northwestern Kansas.

The storm coming into California Friday is the one to fret over. That disturbance will produce snow through the central Rockies Saturday, then the bad weather will shift out across the Great Plains Sunday. The Ohio Valley and Northeast can expect that winter storm early next week.

This very well could be a disruptive snowfall for a large area from Kansas to New England, but it does not appear it will turn into another giant.

Story by AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist John Kocet.