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 or follower her on social media by searching for Candace Monacelli.

Recent Articles
  • Dangerous conditions along the lakeshore Monday

    West Michigan – Even with cooler and more comfortable temperatures expected on Monday you may still want to go to the Lakeshore to cool off. The Lakeshore though is not a good idea on Monday. We have a high beach hazard risk for the entire Lakeshore with red flag warnings on each beach. Swimming is not advised and staying off the piers is suggested. The strongest and most dangerous rip currents can be found on the north side of the […]

  • New zipline opens at Craig’s Cruisers

    WYOMING, Mich. — Craig’s Cruisers Family Fun Center continues to expand with its new outdoor zipline. Riders will experience a bird’s eye view from 130 feet in the air, propelling 650 feet over the mini-golf courses and outdoor go-kart track. “The zipline faces downtown Grand Rapids an in the evening the city lights look incredible,” said Cait Thrasher, Marketing Manager with Craig’s Cruisers. The ride’s braking system ensures a safe and comfortable landing on every ride, and is considered the […]

  • A sunny Sunday leading to a hot and humid work week    

    WEST MICHIGAN – West Michigan will have plenty of sunshine through the entire day with a comfortable heat as temperatures work into the upper 80s. Our dew points have dropped back giving us relief from the humidity for one day. On Monday we expect dew points to quickly increasing pushing us right back into the muggy and humid air mass for several days. We can be seeing heat indices or our “feel like” temperatures reaching the upper 90s and lower […]

  • Mostly sunny Saturday with the chance for isolated showers and storms

    West Michigan – We will see mainly dry conditions and mostly sunny skies for much of the day. A passing cold front could spark up a shower or storm but the chances for them are not high. Don’t cancel plans due to any showers or storms just have a plan b for any activity in case you see one of the showers or storms. Temperatures will work into the upper 80s with a sticky air mass as humidity increases. Humidity […]

  • Meet West Michigan’s only certified POP Pilates instructor

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — If you are looking to take your workout to the next level, West Michigan’s very first POP Pilates studio is officially open. Poppin’ Fox Fitness is located at 400 Ann St NW Suite 100 in the Mill Creek Center Building right on the corner of Ann and Turner. Like regular Pilates, Instructor Tabitha Robbins says POP Pilates focuses on core strength while also incorporating music and targeting every other area of our body (booty, thighs, upper […]

  • Severe weather possible for Wednesday

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Tuesday will be nice, but a severe weather threat is growing for Wednesday. The first half of the day on Wednesday should remain dry with clouds increasing throughout the day. Heat and humidity will build leading to shower and storm chances. Anytime late afternoon and early evening, we have the chances to start to have these showers, and potentially stronger storms develop with a passing cold front. Anytime starting around 4:00 p.m. and onward, we should […]

  • Hottest fireworks for 4th of July 2019

    KENT COUNTY, Mich. — While some of us may just be watching fireworks for the 4th of July, others are preparing to have their own show. Our Candace Monacelli checked out Jake’s Fireworks, 4190 Lake Michigan Dr NW, in Grand Rapids for last-minute ideas and the hottest fireworks this year.

  • Marine safety tips for the Fourth of July

    Many people across West Michigan will be headed to the lakeshore to celebrate Independence Day. There are some things to keep in mind to have a safe holiday while on the lake. The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office says wearing life vests is the number one most important thing plus being extremely mindful of alcohol consumption. They want everyone to be mindful of the high water levels as well and respect the water.

  • Heat and humidity remain with storm chances this week     

    WEST MICHIGAN – West Michigan will have a mostly sunny day on Sunday with a minor brief relief from the humidity. Temperatures will work back into the upper 80s with calm winds. Humidity works back into the very humid and muggy air quickly as we head into Monday morning. This means we will have “feel like” temperatures in the lower 90s again this week. Monday, we have the chance to see an isolated shower or two but better rain chances […]

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