THE State Emergency Service has issued a severe weather warning for the region in the wake of heavy snow falls around Ballarat.
The warning is for damaging winds in the Mallee, Wimmera, North Central, South West, Central, West and South Gippsland and East Gippsland regions.
A statement from the SES said a second cold front has now entered south-western Victoria and will move rapidly, in a north-east direction, across the remainder of the state during the afternoon.
A high pressure system is expected to approach the state early Saturday, with conditions improving.
WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR:
Fallen power lines
Fallen trees and branches
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
Check that loose items including outdoor settings, umbrellas and trampolines are safely secured
Stay indoors and away from windows
Park your car undercover and away from trees
Keep clear of fallen trees and power lines
Be prepared for power outages
For flood or storm emergency assistance from the SES call 132 500