As parents prepare to take their children to playgrounds again for the first time in weeks, parts of Victoria will be lashed by wild weather including thunderstorms and heavy rain.
On the first day that playgrounds reopen in the locked down state, a cold front is moving across Victoria from the west.
After several warm days, the weather bureau says Melbourne will be hit by strong winds and heavy rainfall on Friday, which could continue all weekend.
Melburnians are warned there may be thunderstorms and temperatures in the city will drop from 22C on Friday to 15C on Saturday.
A severe weather warning for damaging winds has been issued for the Dandenong Ranges across Gippsland and into the alpine region, with squally winds of up to 90 kilometres and hour expected.
There may be mild to moderate flooding for those in Gippsland, as well as Victoria's central and northeast.
Australian Associated Press