Today will be much warmer than what we've been experiencing, with a top of 23 degrees forecast.
However, a shower or two is predicted later tonight along with wind gusts today which could nudge 55km/h.
Casting an eye forward to the weekend, things are looking very promising with 25 degrees and sunshine expected on Saturday.
Ballarat has been chosen to launch a new Victoria Police project aimed at strengthening police response to incidents of family violence in Aboriginal communities.
The Koori Family Violence Police Protocols (KFVPP) project is a partnership between Victoria Police, the Department of Justice, the Department of Human Services and the Aboriginal community.
It will be launched today from 2pm at The Cultural Education Centre, 407 Main Road, Ballarat.
Fire crews had a quiet night, with no call outs reported.
The DEPI say planned burns could occur over the next few days in the St Arnaud area, so travelers heading that way should be aware smoke could be visible from the road.
Burns closer to Ballarat are scheduled for the next week or 10 days, depending on conditions.
SES crews are reminding residents to secure loose objects around their properties today before expected moderate wind gusts sweep through the city.
Gusts of up to 55km/h are expected to hit Ballarat later today, enough wind to send loose objects flying through the air and turn them into potentially dangerous missiles.
Anyone in need of assistance from the SES due to a flood or storm should call 132 500.
Vline is reporting a good service for the Ballarat line this morning.
No delays are listed for travelers this morning.
No trauma-related call outs were recorded for local paramedics overnight.