June 6 — Power companies in the Valley are watching the weather, but as of now aren’t anticipating any strain on the region’s electrical grid.

“Yes, it will be a crazy weather forecast for South Texas,” said Luis Reyes, spokesperson for Magic Valley Electric Cooperative in Mercedes. “As of right now, ERCOT (Electric Reliability Council of Texas) has not issued any emergency alerts about grid conditions. We will see a rise in energy demand over the next few days, but ERCOT is forecasting normal conditions on the grid.”

— The Monitor