Ballarat's run of warm, humid weather is over for now, with temperatures forecast to hit the high teens and low 20s over the next few days.
But the warmer weather will return for at least one day next week, with a top of 25 degrees forecast on Monday before dropping to the low 20s again.
It also signals the end of a run of severe storms which hit the region on Wednesday and Thursday.
Areas south of Ballarat were the worst hit on Thursday.
Ian Getsom, a Golden Plains Shire Councillor, lost a double-gararge and machinery shed at his property at Piggoreet, about 13 kilometres east of Linton.
He described it as tornado-like weather.
"This wind started to blow, and blew and blew and the more it blew the stronger it got," he said.
"I was standing in the backyard at the time and in the carport and I couldn't see a thing...it's just incredible."
"The clouds were all becoming really weird, I suppose you could call it 'spooky', " he said.
"I've never ever seen it in my whole seventy years of life, never."
Mr. Getsom estimates the damage bill to be around $10,000 to $15,000.
"It just shocked us," he said.
"You're coming up to Christmas and you don't need to rebuild a shed."
Ian said he had received a few calls from locals in the Linton area after a number of trees were impacted by the storm.
Melbourne's eastern suburbs were also hit hard.
SES volunteers received 25 requests for assistance across the mid-west region, which includes Ballarat over Wednesday and Thursday.
The majority were for trees fallen down, building damage and flooding.
Across the state volunteers received more than 600 calls for help.
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