The five-year forecast I prepared for the city [in 2003] was ignored.
The trade group that represents shopping centers has its own forecast.
Thomas E. Weber and Brian Ries forecast the gizmos likely to rule the year.
late 14c., "to scheme," from fore- "before" + casten "contrive." Meaning "predict events" first attested late 15c. Related: Forecasted; forecasting.
early 15c., probably from forecast (v.); earliest sense was "forethought, prudence;" meaning "conjectured estimate of a future course" is from 1670s. A Middle English word for weather forecasting was aeromancy.