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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
  • A hot, hazy and humid Sunday in West Michigan

    WEST MICHIGAN –We have plenty of sunshine for the day with a few clouds around. Temperatures will be hot today working above average into the lower 90s with sticky dew points making things feel very humid. Our heat index or “feels like” temperatures will be near 100 degrees by this afternoon. The National Weather Service issued a Heat Advisory for Sunday starting at noon lasting until 8 PM. There is also an air quality warning day in effect as well. […]

  • The heat is on for Saturday!

    WEST MICHIGAN –We will start off with scattered showers and storms moving out by your lunch hour. Until then, we can see some heavy downpours and a bit of gusty winds before clouds start to clear out. Temperatures will be hot today working above average into the lower 90s with sticky dew points making things feel very humid. West Michigan will stay dry for the rest of the weekend as well! Dew points will continue to be high this weekend […]

  • Pound Fitness energizing West Michigan

    West Michigan – A new workout is becoming popular throughout West Michigan! Pound Fitness will have everyone channeling their inner rockstar playing the drums while getting a cardio blast! This full body workout is an energizing and fun way to stay in shape! Our instructor Janna teaches classes every Tuesday in Wyoming and every Saturday in Wayland!  

  • Shower and storm threat remains to end the weekend

    WEST MICHIGAN –We will have mostly cloudy sky with scattered rain showers and storms lingering into the evening. Pockets of heavy rain and some thunderstorms will be seen into the afternoon hours primarily for communities along and south of I-94. Anyone along or south of I-96 is not ruled out to see some of these showers and storms as models are predicting the rain to push more northward. Temperatures will be a bit warmer and seasonable in the middle 70s […]

  • Saturday rain showers and storms linger through the weekend

    WEST MICHIGAN –We will have mostly cloudy sky with scattered rain showers and storms for mainly the first half of the day. Pockets of heavy rain and some thunderstorms will be seen into the early afternoon hours primarily for communities along and south of I-96. Anyone north of I-96 is not ruled out to see some of these showers and storms. West Michigan will have a break overnight from rain showers, but will see them linger into early portions of […]

  • Rain showers moving closer to West Michigan

    WEST MICHIGAN – We will see increasing cloud cover and winds overnight ahead of the next frontal system pushing through early Sunday morning. Around 5 to 6 am we can see light to heavy rain showers with maybe a rumble or two of thunder, but it is not likely.   Expect anywhere from a quarter to a half a inch of rainfall from this event. West Michigan will notice drying conditions by late morning and hold on to breezy and […]

  • Michigan State Police urging motorists to be safe this summer

    WEST MICHIGAN — May is national motorcycle safety month and with the warmer temperatures upon us chances are many of Michiganders are likely going to be or know someone who will be riding a motorcycle. There’s so many factors to be concerned about once motorcyclists are back on the roads. A few of those major concerns are protective gear and driver awareness. Harley Davidson and MSP are hoping for a safe summer. Summer is the time for motorcyclists and drivers […]

  • The heat is on!

    WEST MICHIGAN –Sunday will have sunny skies with plenty of heat and humidity. Expect afternoon high temperatures in the lower 90s with dew points in the middle 60s giving West Michigan a very sticky and muggy feeling. High pressure will continue to build in and stay in the area leading to lots of sunshine for several days. Temperatures are above average by 15-20 degrees for the next several days. Can we break any old records? West Michigan will stay on […]

  • Weather may be warm, but Lake Michigan water will not be

    WEST MICHIGAN – Get ready for a beautiful Memorial Day weekend to unofficially kick off the warm summer months! Plenty of sunshine and temperatures expected above average means many Michiganders will be heading to the lakeshore. Even though it feels like summer around town, Lake Michigan is not in full summer mode just yet. Air temperatures are forecasted to be in the 80s and 90s, but the lake water is still ranging from 40 to 60 degrees which is considered […]