Stripped of its tropical-storm status and demoted to a "depression," Cindy nonetheless is generating what the National Hurricane Center calls potentially "life threatening" rains in the Gulf region.

Storm totals could approach 15 inches, the center says.

At mid-day Thursday, the center of the system was in south-central Louisiana and was forecast to arch toward the Tennessee Valley.

Locally, the National Weather Service in Mount Holly says that some of Cindy's leftovers could get picked up by a slow-moving front and contribute to showers on Saturday.

The Storm Prediction Center, in Norman, Okla., has the region in the "marginal" risk zone for severe weather on Saturday.

As the region learned Wednesday, however, it doesn't take a storm with a name to detonate a thunderstorm.