Colorado Springs residents are enjoying a pleasantly sunny beginning to 2014, but most of the eastern United States isn't so lucky as a massive winter storm is pounding the region with snow and harsh frigid temperatures, already causing travel headaches.
Flights out of Colorado Springs and Denver are already canceled to Illinois, Ohio and as far as New York, where some of the worst conditions are being reported.
According to the Colorado Springs Airport's website, two United Airlines flights to Chicago have been canceled. For flight information, click here.
At Denver International Airport, flights to Chicago, Cincinnati and Newark, N.J., have also been canceled, along with several other flights to the Midwest and further out east. Click here for flight information out of DIA.
Colorado Springs and El Paso County will get to enjoy warmer-than-usual temperatures until the weekend, with a forecasted high of 48 degrees for Thursday and 57 degrees on Friday, according to the National Weather Service.
A drastic chill is in sight, with temperatures dropping more than 30 degrees by Saturday, with a frosty high of 24 degrees and a chance of snow.
Sunday will be mostly sunny, but mercury readings won't get above 30 degrees.