- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 6, 2010

LINTHICUM, Md. | Temperatures are still rising, but a record has already been broken at BWI Airport.

The National Weather Service says the temperature had reached 104 degrees by 3 p.m. Tuesday at the airport. The airport’s last record for July 6 was 101, which was set in 1999. Meteorologist Brian LaSorsa says as temperatures continue to rise through the afternoon, the new record could be even higher than 104.

LaSorsa says Reagan National Airport’s record of 103 degrees was set in 1999, but temperatures at the airport just south of Washington, D.C., had only reached 101 by 3 p.m. At Dulles International Airport in northern Virginia, where the temperature had reached 99 at 3 p.m.; the previous record of 102 was set in 1977.