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
  • A new boutique and salon opens in Grand Rapids

    Grand Rapids, Michigan –  A new boutique and salon is opening in West Michigan just in time for the holiday season.  Show Boutique & Salon in downtown Grand Rapids offers all hair and eye lash services with a custom hair and makeup line while having a boutique to shop while you get pampered.

  • Grand Rapids golf course offering tee times in November

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Last week we had snow, but now that we are seeing a bit of a break, one local golf course is offering tee times in November. The Mines Golf Course in Grand Rapids says they had their crews out getting the course ready to open for tee times this Wednesday and Thursday. If you want to play a round of 9 or 18 holes you can book your tee times on their website.

  • Cloudy today, minor rain and snow chances to start off the week      

    WEST MICHIGAN – West Michigan will have most cloudy skies for the day on Sunday. We will have winds out of the southeast helping to push our temperatures just a bit warmer than yesterday. Plan on the upper 30s and lower 40s even for some in our southern communities. After sunset, we can have a light rain snow mix move through into the overnight hours. Any of this mix can make for some slick conditions on your Monday morning commute […]

  • Cocktail Week kicks off in Grand Rapids at 35 bars & distilleries

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The fifth annual Cocktail Week GR, presented by Experience Grand Rapids, kicks off Wednesday with more than 35 participating distilleries, bars and restaurants to celebrate Michigan-made specialty cocktails and craft spirits.  The 12-day celebration runs thru Sunday, November 24 and features cocktail-themed events, some of which are organized by the Grand Rapids Bartenders Guild – USBG, as well as specialty cocktails at local distilleries and restaurants. A full list of Cocktail Week GR participating locations and events […]

  • More snow expected tonight into Thursday

    WEST MICHIGAN — More snow is expected to arrive Wednesday afternoon and continue into Thursday morning with our next quick clipper system. A general 1 to 3 inches of snowfall can be possible for most. Our highest snowfall totals will be found north and west in Mason, Oceana and Muskegon counties, where we could see a possible 3 to 5 inches of snowfall. A Winter Weather Advisory begins this afternoon at 1 p.m. for those three counties and continues through […]

  • Feel-like temperatures in the single digits and several inches of snow expected  

    WEST MICHIGAN – West Michigan will have mostly cloudy skies for the day on Sunday. We can even see some light drizzle with a possible snowflake or two mixed in. Our temperatures will stay in the upper 30s and lower 40s before dropping down into the 20s overnight. When temperatures drop overnight any moisture we have on the roadways will have the potential to freeze and cause icy spots for your Monday morning commute. Plan ahead to give yourself extra […]

  • Annual Ski and Snowboard Swap at Cannonsburg returns this weekend

    BELMONT, Mich. —  If you are looking for new equipment or trying to clean out the closets and get rid of your old ski equipment, the Annual Ski and Snowboard Swap at Cannonsburg returns this weekend. You have until 8 p.m. Thursday, November 7th to get your equipment checked to ensure that it meets current binding safety standards and is in proper functioning condition. 20% of the sale price of your used equipment will be kept by the Summit Sports […]

  • The Cheesecake Factory opens Tuesday at Woodland Mall

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich —It’s the moment people across West Michigan have been waiting for: The Cheesecake Factory opens its doors on Tuesday at Woodland Mall. This will be the restaurant’s first West Michigan location, and will feature over 30 different kinds of cheesecakes. People were starting to line up as early as 6 p.m. Monday night to be the first to get inside the new restaurant. There will be prizes for the first 200 people through the doors.

  • Breezy winds and rain chances to kick off the work week     

    WEST MICHIGAN – West Michigan will have most cloudy skies for the day on Sunday. We may see a stray shower or two throughout the afternoon and evening hours, but much of our rain chances will wait until overnight to move through West Michigan. Temperatures only work into the lower 40s with breezy winds that will stay gusty over the next few days. Rain chances start to arrive mostly overnight and into the first half of Monday. These showers will […]

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