prophetic

variants also prophetical
as in predictive
being a sign of a later course of events in retrospect, those lower-than-expected sales numbers were a prophetic indicator of the financial trouble the company would soon be in

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“Prophetic.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/prophetic. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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