BELMAR, NJ — Although at its peak this past weekend, a hunter’s moon illuminated Belmar’s beachfront last night — ahead of a storm that is expected to hit the Jersey Shore this afternoon.

Named by Native Americans because of its brightness, this moon was named for the hunters who could easily see fox and other animals that came out to gather grain during October's autumn harvest, according to the Farmers’ Almanac.

Meanwhile,  the skies over Belmar and Lake Como will grow overcast starting this morning as a coastal storm is expected to intensify as it moves up to the Jersey coastline, bringing the potential for heavy rainfall and strong winds today, October 16 and tomorrow, October 17.

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For a detailed summary of the National Weather Service’s latest briefing issued at 5 p.m., October 15, click here.

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