As Councillors were last night (and early this morning) coming to a decision on Civic Hall, the rain started to fall - perhaps a symbolic prelude to the future actions of the Mair Street building.
Today will be cloudy with scattered showers throughout the day and even a chance of a thunderstorm later this morning.
Winds are expected to increase to 60 km/h in the morning, then ease later on.
So far, Ballarat has had 18 millimeters of rain.
Ballarat Police will tomorrow honour members who have fallen in the line of duty and also honour members who have passed away over the past year.
Known as "Blue Ribbon Day", National Police Remembrance Day is a solemn and special day on the police calendar.
A service will be held at St Peter's Anglican Church, on Sturt Street, at 10.30am Friday.
Police are also still seeking information on a hit-run which occurred in Humffray Street this week. Details are here.
Ballarat City Fire Brigade members attended a fire in Wendouree last night.
A resident called triple zero to report an "undefined fire" near their home. According to firefighters this morning, the incident was "all over pretty quickly".
Crews also spent part of the night conducting training exercises and practicing their equipment maintenance skills.
State Emergency Service volunteers have been busy this monring with trees down in several locations.
The Ballarat crew, Hepburn crew and Stawell crew are all working on trees which have fallen across roads in the rain and wind today.
Mid west duty officer Gavin Kelly said drivers should be mindful of fallen trees and drive a little slower this morning.
No delays are reported for the Ballarat line this morning.