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Storm Moves Up East China Coast After Blowing Over Shanghai

In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, workers carry sandbags to reinforce a riverbank to prevent the river back flow caused by the approaching typhoon Muifa in Jiashan County of Jiaxing City, east China's Zhejiang Province, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022. Typhoon Meihua has weakened to a severe tropical storm Thursday morning, after bringing heavy rains and strong winds to Shanghai and parts of Jiangsu province overnight, according to China's National Meteorological Center.  (Xu Yu/Xinhua via AP)
In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, workers carry sandbags to reinforce a riverbank to prevent the river back flow caused by the approaching typhoon Muifa in Jiashan County of Jiaxing City, east China's Zhejiang Province, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022. Typhoon Meihua has weakened to a severe tropical storm Thursday morning, after bringing heavy rains and strong winds to Shanghai and parts of Jiangsu province overnight, according to China's National Meteorological Center. (Xu Yu/Xinhua via AP)

Beijing (AP) -- A tropical storm was advancing up China’s eastern coast Thursday after bringing typhoon-strength winds and heavy rains to Shanghai overnight.

Typhoon Muifa had maximum winds of 125 kilometers (77 miles) per hour upon landfall late Wednesday but had weakened to a tropical storm by morning, according to China’s National Meteorological Center. It was forecast to weaken further as it moved through eastern parts of Jiangsu province through the day.