Longtime readers might remember I posted about his departure to KPRC sister station WDIV Detroit in 2008.
Once again according to LinkedIn, Braate stayed at WDIV until 2010 and then returned to Houston and KPRC in 2011. Since his return, it appears Braate has served as an of air member of the weather department.
Looks like today though he got to put a suit on, jump in front of a camera and fill-in for Mary Lee on the green screen.
Watch his weather report today only here (the video on KPRC's site does not stay active for long).