Snow could return to central Victoria this weekend, with another cold air mass set to move across the state.
Rod Dickson, a senior meteorologist at the Bureau of Meteorology, said snow was forecast to develop as low as 600 metres on Sunday night and even 500 metres going into Monday morning.
The bureau's MetEye tool shows snow is forecast to fall at Mount Macedon and in the Trentham area.
But Mr Dickson said this weekend's winds would be westerly rather than southerly, which meant there would not be as much snow in lower lying areas as last weekend.
He said Saturday would begin sunny with cloud increasing across the west of the state later in the day.
"But really, the weather will turn on Sunday, with a strong cold front expected to move through," Mr Dickson said.
"We're likely to see warnings once again for damaging winds associated with that, particularly across southern and mountain areas on Sunday.
"And that'll develop showers, local hail and thunder as well as it moves through."
Cold temperatures are expected to stay around throughout next week.
Bendigo can expect a medium chance of showers on Friday, with a top of 15 degrees.
Saturday will be partly cloudy with a daytime temperature of 16, while there is a 90 per cent chance of rain on Sunday, with falls expected to total 4 to 8 millimetres.
The maximum temperature will plunge to a forecasted 11 degrees on Monday, another rainy day.
Castlemaine is heading for a top of 14 degrees on Friday, with possible showers.
It is also in for a partly cloudy day on Saturday, before rain arrives on Sunday.
Castlemaine is expected to reach just 9 degrees on Monday.
Similar conditions are forecast elsewhere in the region over the coming days.
The daytime temperature in Maryborough is forecast to be 11 degrees on Monday, while Kyneton is likely to see a top of just 8 degrees.
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