The National Weather Service in Indianapolis issued a Winter Storm Advisory for the area through Wednesday.
Snowfall began shortly after midnight and was expected to continue throughout the day.
The service projected total snow amounts ranging from 4-5 inches throughout the area, with as much as 5-9 inches in the northern portions of central Indiana.
Travel through Wednesday morning, according to the service, would be "hazardous."
The service stated "significant blowing and drifting snow" should be a concern Tuesday evening and Wednesday, with wind gusts reaching 30 mph.
Due to weather conditions, Brazil Head Start, Clay City Head Start and the Clay Community School Corporation canceled school Tuesday.
Prior to the change in advisories, Clay County was under a Winter Storm Warning through Wednesday.
NWS projected the possibility of 5-9 inches of snow in the area.
Temperature highs are expected in the upper 20s Tuesday but will begin declining in the afternoon.
Areas of blowing snow are expected Tuesday evening with steady temperatures in the low 20s.
Highs in the mid 20s are expected Wednesday afternoon, with the chance of snow showers through the afternoon.