The wild animals of Montana have their own protections against cold weather. Humans need to be reminded.

The temperatures of the current cold snap have dropped the daytime temperatures into the single digits above zero with below zero forecasts for the nights this week.

National Weather Service meteorologists in Missoula expect temperatures in the Bitterroot Valley to not get above freezing (32 degrees) until this Sunday. And the overnight dips could get down into the low 20s below zero.

Add some wind to that and even just a few minutes outside can lead to frostbite for exposed skin. Be careful.

Travel conditions remain pretty good, with no significant snowfall predicted during this cold snap.