HOUSTON -

Temperatures will continue to be at or slightly below normal as we conclude 2013. We're not expecting any significant arctic outbreaks, but rather temperatures that will spur you to slip on an extra layer or two before you head outside.

Thursday morning low temperatures will hover in the upper 30s to low 40s through the weekend. High temperatures will be in the upper 50s to low 60s. 

A cold front Sunday night will drop morning lows well into the 30s on Monday and Tuesday, the final two days of the year.  Afternoon highs will struggle to make the low to mid 50s.

If you plan to be out on the town to ring in the new year, dress for temperatures in the 40s. By midnight on New Year's Eve the temperature will be near a chilly 45 degrees.

New Year's should bring a brief warm-up.  A wind shift channels warmer air from the Gulf of Mexico and our temperatures respond by climbing into the mid 60s in the afternoon.  Granted, New Year's Day is seven days away and the forecast is likely to change a little between now and then, but a modest warm-up to start 2014  is something nice to look forward to.

As always, you can get current conditions and your most up-to-date forecast anytime here.  And, don't forget to download the KPRC Local 2 weather app for your Android or iPhone so you can get your forecast on the go!