MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) For some residents of midtown Mobile, Wednesday's squall line was an eerie reminder of Mobile's December tornadoes.
Two separate twisters, only days apart, that left hundreds of homes and businesses either damaged or destroyed.
There was no damage Wednesday, but the heavy winds, dark skies and tornado watches put locals on alert.
Forget visions of sugar plum, a tornado in a drug store parking lot was the image dancing through the heads of most people across America this Christmas.
It was an EF2 tornado caught on security cameras charging through midtown Mobile, even forcing it's way into the Walgreens store.
Hundreds of homes were damaged. No one killed, but lives were definitely changed.
Those video cameras were still rolling Wednesday as a new storm front came through. It was nothing as powerful as the Christmas day tornado. But don't think the people at Walgreens weren't thinking about it.
Alexis Chantazio stopped there for a few items Wednesday, as the mornings fresh storm front brought a wicked wind through the same area hit hard Christmas day.
"No, I definitely paid attention," she said. "I'm tracking it on my phone and everything."
She remembers that morning very well. It all happened a couple of blocks from her home.
"Christmas day I was actually at the movie theater with friends," said Alexis, "and I got a text from my mom telling me there was a tornado two blocks down from my house."
Across the street at Advance Auto Parts, the scars from the storm are somewhat masked by the scaffolding erected to heal the wound the twister left behind.
Assistant manager Robert Furuglyas said he and his employees talked about it.
"Yes," he said. "Actually, one of our safest locations is in the back of the store. So if it does start to happen I'm definitely going to make sure my team members are safe, and any customers that are here."
Wednesday's front brought wind and rain, but no damage this time.