change the skin/appearance of the statusbar popups?
No. I'll add that option in an upcoming release.
animate the radar on popup?
The default map image cannot be animated without clicking it. You could find another image on the Internet that is animated and replace the default map (like the example below)
To change the map, right-click the Weather Watcher Live toolbar and choose Change Map...
. If you want to revert back to the default map, then remove the custom URL from the same menu item.http://images.intellicast.com/WxImages/RadarLoop/usa_None_anim.gif