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
  • Rain around for Sunday with plenty of sunshine coming up this week

    WEST MICHIGAN – West Michigan will have cloudy skies and scattered rain showers around mostly for the first half of the day. Much of the cloud cover will stick around into the afternoon and evening with the chance for an isolated shower or two. We can feel a bit of humidity in the air as temperatures climb into the mid 70s. Winds will be breezy today leading to gusty winds making for unsafe conditions along the lakeshore. We have high […]

  • A sunny Saturday with rain on the way for Sunday

    WEST MICHIGAN – West Michigan will see more and more sunshine as the day goes on! Saturday features plenty of sunshine with comfortable air and decreased humidity levels. Temperatures will work towards the lower 70s. Mainly light rain showers will arrive to be scattered for the first half of the day on Sunday. We can see some heavy downpours in these and even some embedded lightning and thunder. By the afternoon and evening we should be mainly dry but holding […]

  • Rain and mostly cloudy skies on Sunday leading to a sunny Labor Day

    WEST MICHIGAN – West Michigan will start off seeing some scattered light rain showers and mostly cloudy skies. We will dry out for the second half of the day holding on to just an isolated chance for a shower or tow. Some sunshine can be seen even with the cloud cover hanging on throughout the day. Temperatures will be a bit cooler only reaching the lower 70s. Tomorrow for Labor Day we plan on seeing a beautiful day to round […]

  • Love’s offering S’more ice cream for limited time

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — If you love S’mores and ice cream, a local sweet shop is offering a limited time flavor for Labor Day. Love’s Ice Cream,  435 Ionia Ave SW Suite 106, in the downtown market is offering S’mores ice cream for the holiday weekend. Our Candace Monacelli takes us inside.

  • A sunny Sunday before showers and storms arrive

    WEST MICHIGAN – West Michigan will have mostly sunny skies on Sunday to end what has been a gorgeous weekend. Temperatures are expected to be a bit warmer with afternoon highs reaching near 80 degrees. Showers and possible storms will start to arrive Monday afternoon and continue into the first half of Tuesday. Anytime between noon and 3 o’clock we will start to see some scattered showers moving through on Monday. These showers can have some heavy downpours with even […]

  • Quilt Week Show kicks off in Grand Rapids

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — People from all over the United States will be in West Michigan this week for the Quilt Week Show in Grand Rapids. The event runs August 21-24 at DeVos Place Convention Center, 303 Monroe Avenue NW in Grand Rapids. Our Candace Monacelli spoke with organizers ahead of the event.

  • Storms likely on Sunday with calmer conditions arriving Monday

    WEST MICHIGAN – West Michigan will start off with mostly clear skies with potentially some fog development before showers and storms start to move in. Temperatures for the day will push into the lower 80s with a sticky muggy feeling. Winds are expected to pick up in the afternoon when storms start to arrive by late morning and early afternoon hours. Some storms can be on the stronger side. Anywhere between noon to 1 or 2 o’clock we will start […]

  • New playground and upcoming events at John Ball Zoo

    GRAND RAPIDS –  It’s a big day at the John Ball Zoo! The zoo is getting ready to break ground on a new playground that will be accessible to people of all abilities. Sacred Heart Academy in Grand Rapids partnered with the zoo on this project, hoping to make a playground that people who normally couldn’t enjoy a playground, could. “What’s so special about universal designed playground is that it’s designed intently with everyone’s needs. So that means whether you […]

  • Shower chances to end the weekend and start the work week

    WEST MICHIGAN – West Michigan will have more clouds than sunshine on Sunday with the chance to see an isolated shower or possible storm primarily in the afternoon and evening hours. Temperatures work into the lower 80s again as humidity increases. Humidity levels will increase on Sunday giving us sticky and muggy conditions. The muggy air increases even more on Monday with high humidity levels once again. The good news though is that we will see humidity levels drop on […]

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