Go by the premise of it being possible, and then make sense of why it manifest itself in one event over another?
It is said that we humans only consciously perceive a small fragment of all the information our senses actually absorb. Most of it is trimmed away, and only that which is useful and serves to give us a coherent perception of reality is consciously experienced.
What happens to the rest? It gets into our brains, though not into our minds. Or perhaps it gets into our minds as well, and perhaps they sometimes manifest as little premonitions.
But if so it is not prior to the thing actually happening. Only prior to us being aware that we perceive it.
I have had experiences where I 'knew' something was going to happen, while I could not point to any reason or indication that it should, and then it actually happened. My explanation is that I've picked something up sub-consciously, and that it somehow bleeds through into my conscious mind as a strong impression that comes seemingly out of nowhere.
Another way it can happen is if something happens quickly or takes you by surprise. Afterward you might remember with events not necessarily in the order they actually happened in, which can lead to the illusion of precognition.
Once we played a prank on my brother. He was sleeping, and we decided to wake him up with a loud (but harmless) explosion.
It said BOOM, and a second later he tore open the bedroom door to find us laughing in the hallway. He said that he'd been dreaming that he was driving a car. When he heard the explosion he had dreamed that it was his tire blowing up.
The explosion woke him up, so how could he have dreamed that? It is because the chronological order of events we remember doesn't always form immediately. Sometimes it comes about after the fact, so to speak, when we revisit it in our thoughts, trying to sort it out.