It is possible not only to sense when something will happen, but to influence it happening.
I used to call this, "say it and it happens" - not that you can say things like, "Hey I want to win the lottery" but if you say something in conversation or to yourself that you really mean, deep within your heart, you can make it happen. If you Google Celestine Prophesies (not a religious book) you can get more information on this.
Believe it or not prominent mathematicians and psychologists are even saying they have experimental proof that you can make something happen by thinking about it after it happens. I know that is pretty heavy stuff.