Victorians have been told to brace for several days of rain and potential thunderstorms, with winter seemingly not quite ready to pass the baton on to spring.

“We are looking at a return to wintry conditions across much of the state,” Bureau of Meteorology Senior Meteorologist Michael Efron said.

Light rain is set to fall throughout Victoria on Thursday, with the western and southwestern regions forecast to get the most.

Showers are tipped to continue across Victoria on Friday, with parts of West Gippsland likely to get up to 30mm of rain.

The areas east of Geelong, stretching up to Shepparton, could get up to 15mm.

Cold conditions mean snow could develop at altitudes as low as 1000 metres.

‘At this stage, it’s looking quite wet and windy for the footy at the MCG on Friday night.’

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Gale force winds may also develop across much of the state’s central and eastern coast on Friday and Saturday.

City-dwelling AFL fans won’t get off scot-free either.

“At this stage, it’s looking quite wet and windy for the footy at the MCG on Friday night,” Mr Efron said.

Showers will ease from the west on Saturday, but southern districts are likely to keep getting a soak until Tuesday.

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