It’s been a great week for updates to popular weather apps. Most recently, The Weather Channel for iPad and NOAA Radar Pro have both been updated with some nice additions.

First up, The Weather Channel for iPad has moved up to version 3.6. The new version brings back a popular feature – Future Radar. In the Map Layers menu, users can turn on the forecasted radar for the next six hours. A new feature in the Weather screens will also forecast when the rain or snow will start or stop during the next six hours.

Lastly, the background images have been updated with a selection of stunning black and white photography.

The Weather Channel for iPad can be downloaded now for free in the App Store.

A relative newcomer, NOAA Radar Pro also looks better with an update to version 1.2.

Most importantly, the app runs faster with a speed boost. The functionality of the National Weather Service warning boxes has also been improved.

Along with a new setting to remove the red pin from the map, the app also sports better location search and pin placement.

NOAA Radar Pro is a universal app for both the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad/iPad mini. It can be downloaded now in the App Store for $0.99.

Both WeatherBug apps for the iPhone and RadarScope also received updates this week just in time for severe weather season.