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GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- The temperature soared to 85 degrees Thursday in Grand Rapids, the warmest day in nearly eight months!

All around West Michigan there were signs of summer, from shorts and flip flops to sleeveless shirts.

Many restaurants opened their patios for diners who wanted to enjoy the sunshine and balmy temperatures.

In the video above, WZZM 13's Steve Zaagman spoke with Grand Rapidians who were basking in the 85-degree weather.

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