BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — How much snow will fall, if any, along the coast in Monmouth County is a question the National Weather Services is still asking.

With precipitation expected to begin late this afternoon, the latest forecast shows uncertainty on whether it will be in the form of snow, rain or a mixture of both, depending on surface temperatures.  

However, a “burst of snow” this evening could quickly coat surfaces with wet snow, the service predicts.

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Areas west and north of Monmouth County are expected to receive significant amounts of snow between 6 p.m. and midnight.

For a detailed summary of the National Weather Service’s latest briefing at 4 p.m., today, February 17, click here.

The latest forecast from the National Weather Service:

Tonight: Rain and snow, possibly mixed with sleet, mainly before 4 a.m. Low around 33. Southeast wind 6 to 9 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. New snow and sleet accumulation of less than 1 inch possible.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy through midmorning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 47. Northwest wind 9 to 16 mph.

Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 36. West wind around 6 mph becoming calm.

Monday: A chance of rain after 2 p.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 47. South wind 6 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

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