KERRVILLE, Texas -

Residents and officials in the Hill Country are preparing themselves for this latest round of winter weather.  

Rain and light sleet are expected to accompany below freezing temperatures across the area.

The National Weather Service says little or no ice accumulation is expected Friday, but Kerrville officials are not taking any chances.

Five TxDOT trucks loaded with sand are placed at strategic spots west of Kerrville along Interstate 10.

Three de-icing trucks are also on standby in case ice does accumulate on bridges or overpasses. Some residents say they are not used to so many cold spells so early.

"I tell people I live in Texas for a reason and cold weather is not one of them," said Linda Ferris.

Temperatures Friday in Kerrville will be in the mid-30s with a low around 31. A winter weather advisory remains in effect in the Hill Country until 2 p.m. Friday.