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WEATHER ACROSS TEXAS: What did the Lone Star State see for the first week of 2021?

Accumulating snow, drenching rain and a return to sunny warmth, Texas has seen a share of weather for the start of the new year!

TYLER, Texas — The Lone Star State spans a vast 268,000 square miles including 89 state parks offering a variety of weather.

In our first week of the New Year, how has the weather been holding up across the great state? Weather forecaster Colleen Campbell recaps our week. 

2020 ended with a sopping rain across East Texas, while in other portions of the State, a holiday coating of snow blanketed portions of North, West and Central Texas. On New Years Eve, Garner State Park which is West of San Antonio, said "snow long" to 2020 as flurries flew down from the sky.

At Lost Maples State Natural area, the region normally known for its fall foliage featured bare trees dusted with wintry weather. By Lake Colorado City, the snow totals tallied up to an impressive seven inches followed by a quick freeze.

The areas missing the snow had rain and flooding issues as buckets of wet weather poured down leaving a soggy start to January.

Texan Tammie Bernal shared photos on her Instagram of rippled water at Ray Roberts State Park from stronger winds and another photo featuring a glossy, rain-soaked walkway at Cedar Hill State Park.

The sky did decide to eventually clear recently leaving blue sky and drier weather to enjoy.

If you have weather photos to share, you can always submit them using our CBS19 App, available through your app store or text them to us at 903-600-2600! 

We've got you covered East Texas! 

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