More Humid Today, New Weight Loss Drugs, iPhone 5

Full sunshine this morning along with the wind out of the southwest will bring in warmer and more humid air. Friday into Saturday temperatures will top out in the low 90s. With an approaching cold front, the dry air will break down, allowing for isolated storms to develop on Saturday. Widespread storms will move in ahead of the front on Sunday, with the potential for some well needed heavy downpours.

Good news for people in the battle against the bulge. For the first time in more than a dozen years, the FDA has approved new drugs for weight loss. For many, battling excess weight has been a life-long struggle, but the new drugs, tentatively called Belviq and Qsymia offer hope. Cleveland Clinic bariatric specialist Dr. Karen Cooper says surgery right now is the most effective tool for obese patients. But that's not a viable option for everyone. The new drugs show the promise of, in the simplest terms, tricking your brain into making you feel full.

Gadget fans waiting anxiously for the next iPhone may be reaching the home stretch. Although no official announcement has been made, multiple reports suggest Apple is planning an introduction event for the alleged iPhone 5 on September 12. Speculation on new and improved features to the current iPhone 4S include a slightly larger screen, a smaller dock connector and technology making it easier for shoppers to make payments through their phones. Apple-oriented blog iMore said the rumored iPad Mini will be unveiled at the event.

Julia Tullos, WOIO Assignment Manager