AMARILLO – Hot temperatures and winds could push electricity demand in the region to its limits today, the first time for such early summer demand in more than a decade.

The National Weather Service forecast hotter than 100 degree days through the rest of the week, along with gusting winds and blowing dust.

But the same weather’s grim toll on the Texas Panhandle cotton crop could actually ease electricity demand in July, and planners were optimistic they would not see any trouble keeping air conditioners humming this summer.

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