The article link that I shared in my first post is exactly how weather, etc. affects my body's arthritis. I have been explaining the best I could to my husband over the years but now I will be able to read him the article too. He finds it so strange too that one morning I start out feeling just fine...and then later on that day I start feeling like I am catching the flu, etc with the aches and pains...and stiffness. Now it seems it is going straight to the pain and stiffness...at least the aches gave me some advance warning of what was coming.