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Heavy rain forecast to hit Victoria today

By Alana Christensen

The Bureau of Meteorology is warning of the potential for severe weather throughout significant areas of eastern Australia as two weather systems bring rain and thunderstorms across a large area.

Rainfall of 30mm to 50mm is expected today (Thursday).

Manager of the Bureau of Meteorology extreme weather desk, James Taylor, said Tropical Cyclone Owen expected to move toward the east during Friday and into the weekend.

"Heavy rainfall associated with the cloudband looks likely to affect Victoria on Thursday then contract southwards during Friday," he said.

A flood watch is in place for the Upper Goulburn Catchment area between Lake Eildon and Seymour including Acheron River, Yea River, King Parrot Creek, Sunday Creek and other tributaries.

Source: Bureau of Meterology