Are you ready?

Forecasters predict 6-12 inches of snow in Sheridan area

SHERIDAN — Are you ready for the big one? No, not the football game set to kick off at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, but the snowstorm forecasters expect to leave a mark on northeast Wyoming and southern Montana.

The National Weather Service out of Billings, Montana, has issued a winter storm warning for the area from 8 a.m. Sunday through 5 a.m. Tuesday. Forecasters say residents in the area should expect heavy snow, with total accumulations of 6-12 inches.

During the storm, the NWS noted, travel will become very difficult or impossible due to snowy, slick roads and poor visibility.

The forecast indicates the bulk of the snow will fall Sunday night and Monday.

In anticipation of the storm, Antelope Butte Mountain Recreation Area announced it would be closed Sunday.

Travelers are recommended to check road conditions before they head out the door, either via the Wyoming Department of Transportation website or its Wyoming 511 app. As conditions deteriorate, some roads may be closed.

Area residents may also want to check their tires, tune up the snowblowers or load up on extra snacks — this may be the most winter Sheridan has seen in several weeks.