Heat records for July 2 around the Mid-Columbia were broken Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.
At the Tri-Cities Airport in Pasco, the temperature hit 107 degrees, breaking the record of 101 degrees set in 2008. At Hanford, a high of 110 degrees broke the record of 104 degrees set in 2006.
At the Walla Walla airport, the temperature reached 105 degrees, beating the record of 103 degrees set in 1967. At the Yakima airport, a temperature of 106 degrees replaced the previous record of 97 degrees set in 2006.
The Mid-Columbia will be under a red flag fire warning this afternoon and the Fourth of July because of breezy conditions and low relative humidity, according to the National Weather Service.
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