The National Weather Service in BLACKSBURG has issued a * Flash Flood Warning for... Pulaski County in southwestern Virginia... The City of Radford in southwestern Virginia... Smyth County in southwestern Virginia... Tazewell County in southwestern Virginia... Bland County in southwestern Virginia... Wythe County in southwestern Virginia... * Until 315 PM EDT * Doppler radar indicates heavy rain across the warned area. One to three inches of rain have already fallen in the warned area since yesterday, leaving the ground very saturated. This new rainfall is associated with the outer circulation of Tropical Storm Michael encountering an approaching cold front from the west. The rainfall will increase in intensity and coverage and persist for an extended period of time. * Flash flooding will be possible into the afternoon as rainfall rates will increase over the next several hours. * Some locations that will experience flooding include... Radford... Pulaski... Wytheville... Bland... and Marion. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to cross flooded roads. Find an alternate route. When it is safe to do so, please send your reports of flooding, including mudslides or flooded roads, to the National Weather Service by calling toll free at 1...8 6 6...2 1 5...4 3 2 4. Reports and pictures can also be shared on the National Weather Service Blacksburg Facebook page and on Twitter.