Ballarat is preparing for a battering later today from Mother Nature.
The bureau has issued a severe weather warning with a strong cold front expected to enter the west of state late today.
Other impacted towns nearby include Bacchus Marsh, Maryborough and Daylesford.
Damaging winds will average 65Kph with gusts in elevated areas up to 100Kph.
Despite the dire predictions maximum temperatures will be milder than normal with 15C forecast for both Wednesday and Thursday.