Wimmera farmers can expect to receive anywhere from five to 15 millimetres of rain from Friday onwards, as a series of cloud fronts make their way east from South Australia.
It comes as Nhill has received 21 milimetres so far this month, just more than half of its long-term average of 40.2 in May.
While Stawell has received 108.8 milimetres so far, more than half on it on May 2.
Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Dean Stewart said there would also be a slight risk of thunderstorms in the region on Friday and the middle of next week.
"The fronts will produce showers across the state including up through the Wimmera, but no individual front to produce a big dump of rain," he said.
"It will be a bit hit and miss as to whether showers will go over a person's property or miss it. There might be a couple of places in the north Wimmera with less shower activity, and down on the Grampians there might be a few places that fare a bit better."
Mr Stewart said the showers would start tomorrow morning and would not be continuous.
"There will probably a bit of a break in afternoon before the next front on Saturday morning," he said.
"The showers will persist: There will be some into the middle part of next week, but again no significant rain band is expected through that area. We might see some snow on the Grampians by Wednesday next week and there will be cold air and clear skies so there is the risk of some frost developing late next week."
Nhill farmer Andrew Colbert said rain at this stage would help the crops he had already planted and put this year's season back on track.
"It's been a drier than average autumn so far for me, but because we've been accustomed to this over the last 20 years our farming practices have adjusted, so with early sewing it's not as bad as it could be," he said.
Mr Colbert said the federal government issuing a permit to allow for the import of 60,000 tonnes of wheat was of greater concern than rainfall to Wimmera farmers at the moment.
This is going to set a precedent that whenever the price of grain is a bit high for someone they'll bring it in from overseas, and that affects the income of grain growers," he said.
It's a different story for Phil Down, who runs a mixed farming operation at Speed.
"We've received 30 milimetres this month, which is a good amount at this time of year," he said.
"Ideally we would have had a break in April, half the crop was sown dry then, but it's still good. I wouldn't mind 5 to 10 mms over the next few days."
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