Update 9.20am Sunday:
The weekend's weather was been forgiving to homeowners and generous to farmers over the weekend.
On Saturday morning, State Emergency Service Warracknabeal Unit Controller John Bish said the unit had not received any callouts, as 16.4 millimetres of rain fell on and around the town in the 24 hours to 9am.
"Talking to farmers North of Warracknabeal, in places like Brim and Beulah, I've heard this will save their crops," he said.
"They had been going backwards with every frost up to this point."
Stawell and Ararat SES units also reported no callouts on Saturday morning, with Ararat Unit Controller Warren Pitt saying the rain that had fallen on the town had been significant but not damaging.
A severe weather warning covering part of the Northern Grampians was cancelled early Saturday. A further 0.8mm fell on Warracknabeal in the 24 hours to 9am Sunday.
Elsewhere, Horsham received 16.6mm, Longerenong 18.4, Stawell six, Ararat 3.2, Nhill 13.2, Edenhope three and Kanagulk 7.8 across Friday and Saturday.
Update 1pm Friday: Senior forecast Michael Efron says there will be totals of 10 to 20 millimetres in locations across north west Victoria on Friday, before reaching the Melbourne region this evening.
"Throughout the weekend that rain does become confined to the Gipssland region," he said.
Strong easterly winds affecting the state are expected to ease overnight into Saturday.
9am Friday: THE Bureau of Meteorology issued a severe weather warning for damaging winds for people in the wimmera and grampians regions.
Winds averaging 50 to 70km/h are expected to develop later this morning, and extend to central and southwestern parts of Victoria during the afternoon, reaching the Grampians by mid to late afternoon.
Higher elevations may experience peak gusts of up to 100km/h.
The State Emergency Service advises that people should be aware that trees that have been damaged by heat or fire may be unstable and more likely to fall when it is windy or wet.
Residents are also advised to check loose items, such as outdoor settings, umbrellas and trampolines, are safely secured and move vehicles under cover or away from trees.
If driving conditions are dangerous, safely pull over away from trees, drains, low-lying areas and floodwater. Avoid travel if possible.
Stay informed by monitoring weather warnings, forecasts and river levels at the Bureau of Meteorology website, and warnings through VicEmergency.