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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
  • Class helps you plan healthier meals at Bridge Street Market

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — If you are looking for a ways to improve your diet, the Bridge Street Market is hosting a Meal Planning 101 class Wednesday. The event is free and takes place Wednesday 5:30-6:30 p.m. from at the café space at Bridge Street Market. The class is meant to help people who struggle with putting together balanced meals or buying too many (or too few) groceries for the week. Bridge Street Market and The Other Way Ministries partnered […]

  • New Apple Spice catering service opens in West Michigan

    BYRON CENTER, Mich. — West Michigan is now home to a new catering service for your next party or event. Apple Spice has opened a new location in Orchard Plaza, 701 68th Street SW in Byron Center. The company is known for its boxed lunches and catering services which includes fresh salads, sandwiches, soups, and more. Husband and wife owners, Mike & Nancy Jacobs, chose the 68th Street location because it allows them to deliver to the Greater Grand Rapids […]

  • A sunny Sunday leading to scattered showers and storms come Monday

    WEST MICHIGAN – West Michigan will have plenty of sunshine through the entire day with a mix of some cloud cover and even an isolated chance for a shower or storm. Anyone living along or south of I-96 and I-94 will be close enough to our stalled front and could potentially see an isolated shower or storm in the second half of the day. The heat and humidity continue as well with temperatures in the upper 80s. Temperatures dip back […]

  • Dangerous conditions along the lakeshore for Saturday

    West Michigan – We expect a mix of sun and clouds for Saturday with humidity building again as temperatures reach the mid to upper 80s. There is a chance for isolated showers and storms mainly in the morning and after sunset hours as well. Breezy winds out of the southwest will be present and potentially reaching wind gusts upwards of 30 mph in the afternoon and evening. Those winds will lead to dangerous conditions along the lakeshore. Today is NOT […]

  • Dangerous conditions along the lakeshore Monday

    West Michigan – Even with cooler and more comfortable temperatures expected on Monday you may still want to go to the Lakeshore to cool off. The Lakeshore though is not a good idea on Monday. We have a high beach hazard risk for the entire Lakeshore with red flag warnings on each beach. Swimming is not advised and staying off the piers is suggested. The strongest and most dangerous rip currents can be found on the north side of the […]

  • New zipline opens at Craig’s Cruisers

    WYOMING, Mich. — Craig’s Cruisers Family Fun Center continues to expand with its new outdoor zipline. Riders will experience a bird’s eye view from 130 feet in the air, propelling 650 feet over the mini-golf courses and outdoor go-kart track. “The zipline faces downtown Grand Rapids an in the evening the city lights look incredible,” said Cait Thrasher, Marketing Manager with Craig’s Cruisers. The ride’s braking system ensures a safe and comfortable landing on every ride, and is considered the […]

  • A sunny Sunday leading to a hot and humid work week    

    WEST MICHIGAN – West Michigan will have plenty of sunshine through the entire day with a comfortable heat as temperatures work into the upper 80s. Our dew points have dropped back giving us relief from the humidity for one day. On Monday we expect dew points to quickly increasing pushing us right back into the muggy and humid air mass for several days. We can be seeing heat indices or our “feel like” temperatures reaching the upper 90s and lower […]

  • Mostly sunny Saturday with the chance for isolated showers and storms

    West Michigan – We will see mainly dry conditions and mostly sunny skies for much of the day. A passing cold front could spark up a shower or storm but the chances for them are not high. Don’t cancel plans due to any showers or storms just have a plan b for any activity in case you see one of the showers or storms. Temperatures will work into the upper 80s with a sticky air mass as humidity increases. Humidity […]

  • Meet West Michigan’s only certified POP Pilates instructor

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — If you are looking to take your workout to the next level, West Michigan’s very first POP Pilates studio is officially open. Poppin’ Fox Fitness is located at 400 Ann St NW Suite 100 in the Mill Creek Center Building right on the corner of Ann and Turner. Like regular Pilates, Instructor Tabitha Robbins says POP Pilates focuses on core strength while also incorporating music and targeting every other area of our body (booty, thighs, upper […]

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