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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
  • $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 […]

  • Sunshine for Sunday before an unsettled rainy week ahead

    WEST MICHIGAN – West Michigan will have mostly sunny skies for your Sunday with high pressure nearby as temperatures will be warmer working up into the mid and upper 50s. Any snow that we did see yesterday will be melting very quickly and should be gone by the day’s end. The sunshine doesn’t last for long as we head into an unsettled rainy and stormy week ahead. Overnight Sunday into Monday the cloud cover will pick back up before rain […]

  • Annual walk raising awareness for suicide in Veterans

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The third annual 92 for 22 Walk kicks off in Grand Rapids Thursday. The 92-mile walk is to raise awareness and money to prevent suicide in our Veterans. The movement was started by a group of Veterans from West Michigan who wanted to offer help to fellow service men and women. The walk kicks off at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Veterans Memorial Park in Grand Rapids and is set to end Sunday afternoon in Stevensville. Money […]

  • A sunny Easter Sunday, then rain arrives late on Monday

    WEST MICHIGAN – West Michigan will have mostly sunny skies for Easter Sunday with a mix of sun and clouds and even warmer temperatures! Winds will remain light and mainly out of the south for the day as temperatures quickly warm above average into the lower 70s. Monday will start off dry and partly cloudy for our daylight hours. Late in the evening and truly overnight into Tuesday we will have a system bring rain and thunderstorms. We can have […]

  • Expect a 70-degree day on Easter Sunday

    WEST MICHIGAN – Saturday has brought plenty of sunshine to West Michigan, but that wasn’t the case to our southeast. The Detroit Tigers’ home game against the Chicago White Sox was canceled due to rainy conditions. Meanwhile in  this area, winds were brick out of the north and northeast with wind gusts upwards of 25-30 mph that made it feel colder.   Easter Sunday will feature mostly sunny skies for everyone with even warmer temperatures near 70 degrees. West Michigan […]

  • GR business making prom makeup stress-free

    EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Prom season is here, and students everywhere around West Michigan are planning out all the details before the big night. For the ladies getting all dolled up with beautiful hair, makeup and a dress can be fun, but also stressful. About Face of Grand Rapids, 2237 Wealthy St. SE Suite 110, is offering an easy, stress-free experience to get your makeup ready for the dance! Students can get a full face of makeup or even […]

  • Learn how to plant trees for Spring

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Spring has sprung which means its time to plant new trees. Friends of Grand Rapids Parks and Habitat for Humanity of Kent County are teaming up to teach West Michigan how important it is to plant new trees each and every season. Learn all the skills you need to know in their Neighborhood Forester Tree Planting Class in order to help keep the environment healthy and growing. This whole class leads up to the 4th annual […]

  • Sunshine and snow expected this weekend

    WEST MICHIGAN – West Michigan will have plenty of sunshine on Saturday with increasing cloud cover by late day. Temperatures will work into the upper 40s and lower 50s, but feel a good 10 degrees cooler during the entire day due to breezy conditions. Winds will be out of the west-southwest gusting upwards of 25-30 mph. Overnight rain and snow showers will start to develop and move in any time after 3 or 4 o’clock in the morning from south […]

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