Snowing in the Wimmera: Wet, windy, cold weather to stay | Live radar

SNOW has hit the Wimmera - and the region can expect more of the cold, wet, windy weather.

Halls Gap's Livefast Lifestyle Cafe staff member Bronwen Handscombe said it was snowing at Mt William.

"If it stays as cold as it is, it should be snowing for the rest of the day," she said.

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for the Wimmera and Mallee.

It predicts damaging wind squalls with peak gusts of 90 kilometres an hour will develop over western and southern areas of the state throughout the day.

Showers and thunderstorms are likely to accompany the winds.

Sheep graziers were warned of a high risk of losses of lambs and sheep exposed to the conditions.

The Grampians was battered by some of the state's strongest winds on Thursday.

The State Emergency Service reported winds up to 117 kilometres an hour at Mt William.

Horsham recorded a top wind speed of 83 kilometres an hour at 1.30pm.

The city received seven millimetres of rain in the 24 hours to 9am on Friday.

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