Weather worriers, be prepared - the area will be getting hit with the third snow fall this week, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) Friday evening.

NWS Meteorologists John LaCorpe said Northumberland County residents should expect 3 to 5 inches of snow by early afternoon today.

"It will be nice and fully white snow that should cover the countryside," he said.

There should be no freezing rain or any other kinds of precipitation, he noted.

Temperatures today are expected to reach as high as 30 degrees while the lowest should be in the low to mid 20s, he said.

LaCorpe said the forecast for Sunday is expected to be cloudy with a high temperature near 32 degrees and the lowest should be in the low- to mid-20s.

The Nor'easter that dumped a mix of wintry precipitation in the region Wednesday measured approximately 1 1/2 inches; today's storm will add to what is left of that accumulation.

That storm changed quickly to a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain through the evening before tapering off to showers early Thursday morning.

The first winter storm this week arrived Christmas Eve night, bringing approximately one inch of snow.