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Candace Monacelli joined the Fox 17 News team in June of 2017.

Candace was born and raised in the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio where she enjoyed growing up on the lake. She graduated from the accredited journalism school at Kent State University and became a certified meteorologist at Mississippi State University. Go Flashes and Bulldogs!

Candace previously worked at WFMJ in Youngstown, Ohio bringing viewers along on every adventure and keeping them informed through the storms.

Candace is thrilled to be in West Michigan and enjoys everything weather from a healthy summer thunderstorm to lake effect snow. When not forecasting, Candace enjoys running, relaxing at the beach and sinking her teeth into every sweet treat Grand Rapids has to offer.

If you have a story idea or weather question feel free to email Candace at cmonacelli@fox17online.com or follower her on social media by searching for Candace Monacelli.


Recent Articles
  • GRPS collecting donations for Hurricane Maria victims in Puerto Rico

      GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -Thousands of people in Puerto Rico are still in need of drinking water, food and supplies nearly a month after Hurricane Maria. Now, people in West Michigan are doing their part collecting donations to send to the island. Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico as a category 4 storm back on Sept. 20, leaving the island in complete destruction. Now Grand Rapids Public Schools and the city of Grand Rapids are working with a group called ‘Puerto […]

  • Sunday split between more showers and then clearing up

    WEST MICHIGAN – Sunday is expected to have showers and storms for the first half of the day as a cold front moves through early. Showers and storms could add another 1-2 inches of rain in the areas that see continued showers. Temperatures will drop below average behind the cold front working into the 50s and 40s throughout the afternoon. Gusty winds stay with us as well with gusts working up to 20-40 mph, but winds will slowly die back […]

  • Showers and storms with gusty winds expected this weekend

    WEST MICHIGAN – Saturday is expected to have multiple rounds of showers and storms with heavy rainfall and gusty winds. West Michigan could see a small break in the shower and storm activity during the late morning and early afternoon hours before more consistent showers and storms return. A warm front will lift north through West Michigan bringing the first main wave of shower and storms for the weekend. Temperatures stay in the upper 50s and middle 60s into Saturday […]

  • Family making bucket list for 15-year-old girl with terminal cancer

    WALKER, Mich. — A 15-year-old girl is making the most of a very tough situation. Cynthia Perez has been battling cancer for six years now. She was first diagnosed with a mix germ cell tumor on her ovary back in 2011.  She fought that cancer and even went into remission, but now has been diagnosed again. This time, it’s t-AML leukemia. Doctors say it’s a side effect from her first rounds of chemotherapy. Recently, doctors told Cynthia and her family […]

  • Warm and less windy on Sunday

    WEST MICHIGAN – Sunday is expected to be dry with plenty of sunshine and diminishing winds. Winds will be south/southwest around 6 mph. Temperatures will once again work above average as high pressure works into the area allowing for a sunny day. Sunshine returns and sticks around for the first half of the work week along with continued above average temperatures. West Michigan will hold on to sunshine until the next chance for a few showers by midweek. Temperatures this […]

  • Warm, humid and windy on Saturday, showers & storms

    WEST MICHIGAN – Saturday we expect temperatures to be well above average and a big warm up from Friday. Afternoon highs will work towards 80 degrees with a warm south/southwest wind. The warm wind will be breezy with wind gusts anywhere from 30-40 mph.  Humidity will also keep West Michigan feeling a bit sticky and uncomfortable as dew points stay around the muggy mark at 60 degrees. Winds will also aid to a rough day on Lake Michigan. A small […]

  • Orchard’s apple growing system leading to new hard cider varieties

    KENT CITY, Mich. — It finally feels like fall, which means it’s the perfect time to check out apple orchards.  One local orchard doesn’t look quite like the rest. Dietrich Orchard doesn’t look like your everyday apple orchard, but there’s a purpose for why they grow smaller trees.  They say closer trees equals higher quality apples.  Using every acre to the fullest with a smaller root stock gives every apple from the top to the bottom the same high quality […]

  • Preschoolers testing to find this year’s top toy

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – With the holiday season getting closer, the big question for many parents is what will be the best toy for kids this year? Preschoolers at the Grand Rapids Goddard School are helping answer that question. From the classics to the latest in toy technology, the kids had a big job this week to test out toys and help determine the Top 10 preschooler-approved toys for the year. This is the 9th year Goddard preschoolers have participated in […]

  • ArtPrize 9 artist dies just weeks before competition; family still wants to win

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — There are a lot of entries in ArtPrize 9 that are grabbing attention away from the immediate downtown area. One of the biggest venues for ArtPrize 9 is Central Reformed Church off Fulton and College featuring a piece that almost didn’t have a chance to win. This large piece called ‘The Orchid Tree’ came 1,600 miles to be a part of ArtPrize, but almost was not eligible to potentially win any awards because this piece’s creator […]