Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in West and South Gippsland and parts of Central and North Central Forecast Districts.

Issued at 7:43 pm Thursday, 7 December 2017.

A low pressure trough crossing the State will clear northeast Victoria Friday morning.
HEAVY RAIN which may lead to FLASH FLOODING is possible over part of the Central, North Central and West and South Gippsland Districts tonight.

Widespead totals of 10 to 20 mm are expected, within the area over 3 to 6 hours, with falls of 25 to 50mm possible over West and South Gippsland. Local thunderstorms may also lead to isolated higher totals.

Locations which may be affected include Melbourne, Morwell, Traralgon, Sale, Moe and Maffra.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Don't walk, ride or drive through flood water;
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains;
* Be aware that in fire affected areas, rainfall run-off into waterways may contain debris such as ash, soil, trees and rocks;
* Be alert that in areas recently affected by fires, heavy rainfall increases the potential for landslides and debris across roads;