DISCUSSION: As a strengthening low-pressure system continues moving southward with time over the next 12 to 24 hours, there will be an increasing threat for strong to possible severe thunderstorms across western parts of Victoria. Some of the primary threats include heavy rainfall, strong gusty winds, as well as potentially damaging hail in some of the stronger storms which develop. This enhanced thunderstorm threat will be due to the approach of an associated cold front which will help to life and destabilize air parcels positioned across the areas shaded inside and potentially just outside of the region shaded in orange within the graphic below courtesy of the Melbourne Storm Chasers group. If you live across Western Victoria, be sure to keep your eyes to the skies later today as strong to severe thunderstorms can rapidly develop and move quite rapidly; particularly when they develop along a relatively quick-moving cold front. To learn more about other high-impact weather from across Australia and the South Pacific Ocean region, be sure to click here!