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Victoria’s northeast bracing for storms

By AAP Newswire

Severe thunderstorms are still on the cards for Victoria's fire-ravaged northeast.

A warning remains in place for East Gippsland and northeast districts on Saturday, the Bureau of Meteorology said.

It comes after the warning covering the Mallee and northern country was lifted.

Heavy rainfall possibly leading to flash flooding is expected across Corryong, Bright, Falls Creek, Mt Hotham, Mt Buller and Omeo.

There's already been 29.2mm at Mt Useful, of which 23mm fell in just 25 minutes.

The Bureau of Meteorology said there had been fairly large storms in the far east of the state and weather warnings were going to start easing off.

Authorities still warn the storms could lead to landslides and debris across roads.

The State Emergency State had more than 200 requests for help in the past 24 hours to 8pm with the bulk for trees down.

Drizzle fell across central parts of the state in the afternoon after storms lashed Melbourne's outer east and southeast on Friday.

Even parts of Gippsland and the Latrobe Valley had a drenching on Friday.

The wild weather caused tens of thousands of homes to be left without power across the state, with fewer than 1000 customers without electricity on Saturday night.