You can see the comma-shaped swirl of the coastal storm — formed partly from what used to be Tropical Storm Karen – on the satellite photo at left. It’s not as solid and well-formed as many such swirls you’ll see on various parts of the continent and over the ocean in months ahead, but it is spinning waves, wind and rain over and over again into eastern Virginia, the Outer Banks of North Carolina and the Delmarva Peninsula. And it really is THEIR storm and not OURS. Southwest Virginia will be getting some effects from it, greater east of the Blue Ridge, less to the west, including clouds, cool north to northeast breezes, and some drizzle and rain showers. But the bulk of rainfall will be centered well to our northeast. As has been noted, this low isn’t going anywhere fast. It will continue to rain and blow for coastal areas into late week, and we’ll keep getting some cool northeast breezes off of it even after any dampness on Thursday and maybe Friday recedes. High temperatures will mostly be 60s this week, maybe some low 70s by the weekend once we get back to some more sun. For Southwest Virginia, this won’t be a week of terribly inclement weather, but things will be worse if you travel east or northeast.