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Typhoon weakens into storms as it approaches Koreas; no casualties in China

  • People are splashed by sea waves strengthened by Typhoon Chan-hom at the seacoast of Qingdao in east China's Shandong province Sunday, July 12, 2015. The typhoon pounded the Chinese coast south of Shanghai on Saturday with strong winds and heavy rainfall, submerging roads, felling trees and forcing the evacuation of people.  (Chinatopix via AP) CHINA OUT

    People are splashed by sea waves strengthened by Typhoon Chan-hom at the seacoast of Qingdao in east China's Shandong province Sunday, July 12, 2015. The typhoon pounded the Chinese coast south of Shanghai on Saturday with strong winds and heavy rainfall, submerging roads, felling trees and forcing the evacuation of people. (Chinatopix via AP) CHINA OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • A man carrying a child runs away from massive waves hit the seacoast of Qingdao in east China's Shandong province Sunday, July 12, 2015. A typhoon pounded the Chinese coast south of Shanghai on Saturday with strong winds and heavy rainfall, submerging roads, felling trees and forcing the evacuation of people.  (Chinatopix via AP) CHINA OUT

    A man carrying a child runs away from massive waves hit the seacoast of Qingdao in east China's Shandong province Sunday, July 12, 2015. A typhoon pounded the Chinese coast south of Shanghai on Saturday with strong winds and heavy rainfall, submerging roads, felling trees and forcing the evacuation of people. (Chinatopix via AP) CHINA OUT  (The Associated Press)

A typhoon that battered the Chinese coast has weakened into a tropical storm as it pushes toward the Korean Peninsula, where some South Korean flights were canceled due to strong winds and rain.

Tropical Storm Chan-hom is packing winds of up to 52 miles (85 kilometers) per hour. According to the U.S. military's Joint Typhoon Warning Center, it is centered over the Yellow Sea about 185 miles (297 kilometer) southwest of Seoul and is forecast to move across the Demilitarized Zone separating North and South Korea late Sunday or early Monday.

It is then expected to dissipate over North Korea.

No casualties have been reported from heavy rains that pounded areas south of Shanghai in China on Saturday. Some 1.1 million were evacuated as a precaution.