Just before 2 p.m, the temperature hit 93 degrees at Philadelphia International Airport, inching toward the year's previous high of 94, attained on June 8.
As of 3:29, however, today was stuck at 93, still in second place.
It did beat yesterday's 92.
The "excessive heat warning" issued by the National Weather Service is staying in effect till 7 p.m. for Philadelphia and all of its surrounding counties. New Castle County in Delaware and Mercer County in New Jersey were also included.