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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
  • Rain and storms around for your Memorial Day holiday  

    WEST MICHIGAN – West Michigan will have mostly cloudy skies on Sunday with a few chances of sunshine as you travel along or north of I-96. Along and south of I-94 will have the best chance to see some afternoon showers and storms plus anyone living in between I-96 and I-94 can’t be completely ruled out of seeing any shower or storm activity either. Temperatures will work to the lower 70s with more comfortable air. Monday for Memorial Day we […]

  • Taking advantage of the Grand Outdoors

      Grand Rapids, MICH. – Summer is right around the corner which makes it the perfect time to enjoy the warmer weather getting outside! Experience GR launched new videos called the “Grand Outdoors” showcasing all the great activities you can get into outside around the city. Fishing, biking, and kayaking are just a few of the options when it comes to enjoying the great outdoors in West Michigan. There are plenty of resources with Experience GR to help get you […]

  • Damaging storms remain possible Sunday

    WEST MICHIGAN — Severe thunderstorms with damaging wind gusts remain possible Sunday afternoon & evening. Round number one of a few scattered showers, maybe a thundershower, will develop during the early to mid-morning time frame of Sunday. This activity will likely not be severe this morning. However, as strong low pressure approaches from the west as we go along during the morning hours, some additional scattered storms may try to develop early to mid afternoon as the best upper-level dynamics […]

  • Boating safety tips with Freedom Boat Club

    SPRING LAKE, Mich. — Next week is Boating Safety week May 18-24 so we headed out to Freedom Boat Club to get some safety tips for families ahead of the summer. From checking the forecast before you head out, to making sure you have your life jackets, there are several things that need to be done before heading out on the water. Our Candace Monacelli reports.

  • 3rd annual Cider Week in Grand Rapids

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The third annual Cider Week GR is underway now through May 18. The week-long event features tap takeovers, local events, and the world’s largest cider judging competition. Our Candace Monacelli checked out Farmhaus Cider in Hudsonville for a preview.

  • Lowell orchestra students score big at state competition

    LOWELL, Mich. — Several middle and high school orchestra students in Lowell are preparing for their annual Spring Concert. Recently, students at Lowell Middle School just returned from the Michigan School Band & Orchestra Association State festival and earned a Division 1 rating from all three judges. We’re told the seventh grade students were given an “A” in every category they competed in. Our Candace Monacelli spent the morning as seventh and eighth grade students prepared for the Spring concert […]

  • Rain for Mother’s Day with some sunshine chances this week

    WEST MICHIGAN – West Michigan will have mostly cloudy skies after trying to see some early morning sunshine. Cloud cover will continue to thicken up throughout the day heading towards this evening. Rain chances will arrive anytime this afternoon after 2-3 o’clock as isolated showers before picking up in coverage heading into the rest of the evening mainly along and south of I-96. Rain chances will linger overnight as showers move to the east side of the state. Monday morning, […]

  • $2M candy making facility opens in West Michigan

    PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A popular candy company, dedicated to providing healthier options, is expanding in West Michigan. The makers of the world’s healthiest candies, Dr. John’s Healthy Sweets, is expanding and cutting the ribbon Thursday to a new $2.3 million candy manufacturing facility, 5320 West River Drive in Plainfield Township. We’re told the expansion comes one year after the company launched its sweet treats and is meant to meet a growing demand for the candy. To learn more about […]

  • An outstanding sunny Sunday, with rain on tap for the week ahead  

    WEST MICHIGAN – West Michigan will have sunny skies for Sunday with a few clouds around mainly in the second half of the day. Temperatures will be a bit warmer working into the lower 70s, but cooler along the lakeshore only working into the mid and upper 60s. Enjoy the sunshine while it lasts because rain chances arrive as early as overnight Sunday into Monday. We will book end Monday to start and end with light to heavy rain showers […]

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