Whenever the little weather icon on the Bureau of Meteorology website has a bright orange lightning bolt, lots of rain drops and a cloud shaded the darkest grey imaginable - it's probably not going to be the best day.
Rain is expected for Ballarat today and we might just reach a top of 16 degrees later this afternoon.
There is also the chance of a thunderstorm later today.
Fire crews responded to a gas leak at a service station in Wendouree this morning.
Just after 6.30am, staff realised one of their LPG dispensers was leaking and called triple zero.
Crews arrived quickly and took 45 minutes to clear the scene.
No one was injured and the Howitt Street service station is now open and trading again.
Crews also dealt with a rubbish fire at the back of the Eureka Hotel in Ballarat East last night.
The fire took hold around 9pm.
Firefighters have warned people that despite there being no CFA fire restrictions in place at this time of year, council by-laws still prohibit people from burning anything that will cause neighbors or adjacent properties to be affected.
Ballarat police were involved in the early stages of yesterday's pursuit and subsequent investigation of a car jacking at Ballan.
Police are seeking information about a white Honda Civic sedan, which was stolen from a woman as she sat in the driver seat.
The attacker then sped off towards Melbourne.
The investigation is in the hands of the Moorabool Investigation Unit.
State Emergency Service volunteers report no call outs for the mid west region overnmight.
But volunteers have reminded residents to call for assistance if they need help in today's bad weather.
Call the SES on 132 500.
Vline are reporting no delays to the Ballarat line this morning, but passengers have taken to social media to voice disappointment over a reduced capacity on the 7.02am service to Southern Cross.
One person tweeted this morning: "7.02 train already standing room only due to one less carriage. Why?"